Engine Overheating Due to Water Pump Leak on Buick Regal

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

 

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Average mileage: 130,521 (17,992–200,000)
Engines affected: 3.1L V6, 3.8L V6, 3.8L V6 Supercharged
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
53 people reported this problem
21 people shared problem details
1998 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6180,000
I loose a lot of cooling fluid when car is parked all the sudden a big amount of cooling fluid come shooting out on the front driver side my mechanic has no idea what it can be so I hope to find some answers myself don't want to ruin something else in the car
1997 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6 Supercharged
My car just over heating and the mechanic said it probably the problem.
1994 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6134,000
coolant leaking and engine overheating. trying to find a diagram of the engine before we fix it.
2002 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6
Engine is overheating and coolant is just spewing out all over the engine. Also, now as I pour water into the radiator, it just flows right back out somewhere else. guessing the water pump.
1990 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6148,543
Keeps losing coolant no visible signs of a leak until today noticed coolant leaking in center of engine
2001 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6140,000
leaking coolant under pump. Replace pump diagnosis.
1990 Buick Regal- 3.1L V6144,500
Water pump leaking causing belt squeaking. Will replace.
1991 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6153,943
Leak before water pump was replaced, Replaced water pump now it leaks worse.
2001 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6123,000
havent fixed it yet, but my car started making weird noises so I took it in and it's the water pump leaking onto the belt.
have replaced water pump 3 times in 9 years
2000 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6
It overheats an the belt comes off
Something very similar was happening to me. Just driving last summer when my low coolant light came on. Could not figure out why until I had it confirmed I had a bad water pump leak. Simple fix was to replace the water pump (cost me 35$ for the part). But watch out, the coolant that was leaking started to mess up the serpentine belt and I had to get that replaced as well otherwise it completely destroy it.
2003 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6157,000
Coolant leaks that cause engine to over-heat and steam to come out under hood, on passenger side.
1991 Buick Regal- 3.8L V617,992
I have an hold in my water pump Frm the engine overheating.
2001 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6 Supercharged127,000
belt making noise
2001 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6
Coolant is leaking out of the water pump and engine is overheating. Engine has been using 1 qt of oil for every three fill -ups.
2002 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6 Supercharged120,000
diagnostic showed that i need to replace the water pump. The mechanic said it was leaking. got it replaced and it been good since.
2001 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6
debating on wheather to fix or sell>>>?
2000 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6200,000
Coolant has been leaking for 2 years. It is cheeper to buy more coolant than to repair.
2000 Buick Regal- 3.8L V6132,000
Water pump gasket had worn out and was leaking coolant causing the engine to overheat. I removed the water pump and replaced with a new one from auto zone. It was a hassle getting to some of the bolts and the serpentine belt had to be removed for access.
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