Problem Description and Possible Solution
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
Average mileage: 117,197 (50,000–155,000)
Engines affected: 3.1L V6, 3.8L V6
17 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
38 people reported this problem
3rd water pump..changed housing to timing chain and replaced timing chain as well.Replaced upper and lower radiator hoses, flushed system, new motor oil and thermostat..in short whole cooling system done..2 1/2 months later..same problem..losing coolant, possibly water pump again..this car is costing me way too much!
on second water pump in 4 years told needed to put a higher quality of one in first one spun bearing in the pump and second one is having steady leak from behind mounting flange throwing coolant all over as u drive $100.00 difference in price for a standard water pump to name brand not counting labor i save here by doing myself vs waiting on a shop and paying hidden fees good luck wont be buying another pontiac anytime soon right at 130,000 miles
Water pump is a major issue,have had it replaced 3 times,and now i parked it,water pump leaking again,tired of this car!