Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Buick Century

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 116,862 (30,000–182,675)
Engines affected: 3.1L V6, 3.3L V6
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
36 people reported this problem
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its not fixed i got a new waterpump and mine still overheats and i check the radiator and its not hot and there is no water but when i put water in about 3 blocks it gets hot again i did change the thermostat not it either tell me how you fixed yours
There is antifreeze dripping off the power steering line.
Replaced the water pump. If you smell antifreeze you have a problem.
Approximately every couple of months, my car will run hot, and I discover that my resivor and radiator are both low on fluids
Cracked water pump leaking/spraying fluid
some leakage problems in the hood smell of antifreeze
still overheats
engine overheating, I changed thermostat and then i got a coolant leak from the water pump, I replaced water pump, add new coolant and purge the system.
When I took my car into Firestone to get the front left turn signal fixed, they did a "courtesy check" and told me that the water pump was leaking. They wanted $520 to fix it. I took it to a local garage and they fixed the water pump plus some other things for $350.
coolant light is on
Replaced pump and gaskets.
Need to know what is causing the over heating and failure of the water system