Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Buick Century

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.


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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
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problem details
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
1999 Buick Century 101,000 mi,
There is antifreeze dripping off the power steering line.
2000 Buick Century - 3.1L V6 90,000 mi,
Replaced the water pump. If you smell antifreeze you have a problem.
2002 Buick Century - 3.1L V6 157,000 mi,
Cracked water pump leaking/spraying fluid
2000 Buick Century - 3.1L V6 110,000 mi,
Approximately every couple of months, my car will run hot, and I discover that my resivor and radiator are both low on fluids
1998 Buick Century 100,000 mi,
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.
1999 Buick Century 164,202 mi,
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.
2001 Buick Century - 3.1L V6 182,675 mi,
some leakage problems in the hood smell of antifreeze
2003 Buick Century - 3.1L V6 131,000 mi,
still overheats
1998 Buick Century 70,000 mi,
coolant light is on
Need to know what is causing the over heating and failure of the water system
1991 Buick Century - 3.3L V6 170,000 mi,
Replaced pump and gaskets.