Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Report: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problem
Engines Affected: 3.1L V6, 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6
Average Mileage: 97,676 mi (13,800 mi - 170,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 3.8L V6, 118,500 mi
Water pump failed and may have been leaking for quite some time
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.
Water pump required replacement at 100000 miles. Car was overheating
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 13,800 mi
my car keeps running hot an the collant is leaking out of water pump it sprays all up onder my hood.