Engine Overheating Due to Water Pump Leak on Chevrolet Impala

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,264 (12,000–324,000)
Engines affected: 3.4L V6, 3.5L V6, 3.8L V6
12 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014
95 people reported this problem
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I have a new radiator, water pump and thermostat and my car is still overheating.
Stats engine coolant temp on message panel an temperature will go in red zone an sounds like car wants to stall......
Just discovered water pump leaking and very loose, causing a loud squealing and grinding sound. Attempting to fix myself, but with having to buy jack stands and flush the coolant as well is extremely inconvenient, as I am in a major time crunch to fix it in less than 12 hours and I didn't detect signs of the problem before the loud squealing/grinding that started today. If the belt slips, the engine could seize and I can't take the risk. Is there a recall for this??
Saw leak coming from pump then replaced with a new water pump from an auto parts store
I have to add coolant weekly. I have yet to fix this problem. I need this fixed for my family. We have small children.
Water pump quit working car began overheating replaced alot of things still runs hotter than should
Water pump dripped on serpentine belt causing squeaking. Was an easy repair once diagnosed.
I was told a need a water pump but now my car wont turn over. Is a water pump all i need?
Overheating, screeching noise, water dripping
Radiator fan runs almost constantly. There are no coolant leaks and water pump is fairly new (10K miles). I'm going to have the coolant flushed. Its my taxi cab and would like to get it to 400K miles.
2006 impala small leak around water pump car overheats
water was leaking out of a "weeping" hole on the water pump. This part was not very expensive. The part was equally not that difficult to replace, 9 bolts- and time. local santee shop quotes $365 for parts and labor.
my friend, the right tools, and anafternoon. good times......good luck
I replaced radiator cap and put new thermostat still gets hot
Diagnosis: failed water pump and thermostat
intake elbow keeps busting on engine at least once a year sometimes more. This needs to be recalled and made into a metal part or something that can withstand the constant heat and cooling depending on the temperatures outside.
brown sludge coming from water pump
Car keeps overheating
coolant everywhere looks like the rad leaking but is probably water pump
There is water spraying out the top of the water pump.
Water leaking from pump