Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problem
Engines Affected: 3.1L V6, 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6, 3.8L V6 Supercharged
Average Mileage: 111,489 mi (13,800 mi - 208,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6, 113,000 mi
started running a little past half way would bounce 2 lines below and then 2 lines past middle. then started getting hotter when sitting at a light. then will start to squeal and then I went to pass someone doing bout 55 and poof white cloud of smoke out the hood
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6, 118,500 mi
Water pump failed and may have been leaking for quite some time
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6, 111,108 mi
Water pump leaking.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6 Supercharged, 115,000 mi
car overheated took it " ALL BEACH BODY " in Jax Beach hose from water pump to manifold has a nice size hole, shop mgr said rough estimate maybe around $400-$500 at $95 an hr labor rate!
I am so frustrated I had my water pump replaced and flushed was cool for a whole and then started over heating I have car less than a year I love my car it's so beautiful and I take pride in it but I have so many problems and it is worse reading all the problems everyone else has :( tonight driving home temp was never real hot but started making a weird sound and now I think I blew my engine I am super bummed I hope that isn't the problem having checked tomorrow. Ahoe for the best.
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, 180,345 mi
My monte Carlo has the same exact problem.
Also I have an hard time keeping the car from overheating.
I ve changed the water pump and radiator as well and still cant seem to get the problem under control.
Also I have difficulties cranking my car.
As if my car has a kill switch.
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, 200,000 mi
Not fixed yet. May not be depending on the cost.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.4L V6, 208,000 mi
Fuel pressure regulatory and waste pump went out.
Water pump replaced, went out.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6, 112,500 mi
I had known that my radiator was rotted out and needed to be replaced at 90000 miles but I did not have the money to buy it so I just got a coolant flush and my car stopped overheating. 1.5 yrs later same problem, car overheating again. I got another coolant flush and it did the trick about 2 weeks after that I put the pedal to the floor and went all the way up to 5500 rpm. A few minutes later my car was overheating and I smelled coolant. I took it to the shop, I had blown the water pump and intake manifold because there was too much pressure in the system because of the rotted out radiator creating a lot of restriction. Total repair bill was $1357 which according to this website is a bargain. Painful lesson learned.