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Chevrolet Impala Water Pump May Fail Prematurely

Chevrolet Impala Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008

Engines Affected: 3.4L V6, 3.5L V6, 3.8L V6

Average Mileage: 109,072 mi (22,900 mi - 220,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 77,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 86,000 mi

    I have a new radiator, water pump and thermostat and my car is still overheating.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6

    Saw leak coming from pump then replaced with a new water pump from an auto parts store

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 130,000 mi

    Water pump quit working car began overheating replaced alot of things still runs hotter than should

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 160,000 mi

    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

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  • stayce, , 3.8L V6, 220,000 mi

    Stats engine coolant temp on message panel an temperature will go in red zone an sounds like car wants to stall......

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  • pacrhat, , 3.4L V6, 90,000 mi

    Water pump dripped on serpentine belt causing squeaking. Was an easy repair once diagnosed.

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  • deesmith, , 3.5L V6, 22,900 mi

    Water leaking from pump

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 73,000 mi

    dash temp gage went red. made it home next day. coolant was empty. refilled rad. and overflow tank. Started up , when at temp and reved coolant was blowing out pump. will either send it to shop or let it blow up!!!! THANKS GM for CHINA PART

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  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 181,465 mi

    car overheats only 4-5 minutes after being started..leaks water by belts. needs to be filled with water multiple times a day.

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