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: 130,501 (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
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1998 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 180,000 mi,
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
1990 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 148,543 mi,
Keeps losing coolant no visible signs of a leak until today noticed coolant leaking in center of engine
1994 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 134,000 mi,
coolant leaking and engine overheating. trying to find a diagram of the engine before we fix it.
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.
1997 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 Supercharged
My car just over heating and the mechanic said it probably the problem.
1991 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 153,943 mi,
Leak before water pump was replaced, Replaced water pump now it leaks worse.
2001 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 140,000 mi,
leaking coolant under pump. Replace pump diagnosis.
1990 Buick Regal - 3.1L V6 144,500 mi,
Water pump leaking causing belt squeaking. Will replace.
2001 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 123,000 mi,
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.
Developed coolant leak which progressed into discharge of coolant into engine compartment. This break caused lack of pressure in coolant system, with water pump no longer circulating coolant to engine. Discovered broken hard plastic elbow leading from engine block to water pump.
2003 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 157,000 mi,
Coolant leaks that cause engine to over-heat and steam to come out under hood, on passenger side.
2001 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 Supercharged 127,000 mi,
belt making noise
coolant leakage under engine on the passenger side of the car. I was told that it could be a plastic intake. Please let me know if this could be the problem.
have replaced water pump 3 times in 9 years
It overheats an the belt comes off
1998 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 130,000 mi,
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.
1991 Buick Regal - 3.8L V6 17,992 mi,
I have an hold in my water pump Frm the engine overheating.
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 Supercharged 120,000 mi,
diagnostic showed that i need to replace the water pump. The mechanic said it was leaking. got it replaced and it been good since.
debating on wheather to fix or sell>>>?