Silverado 1500

Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 150,955 (19,775–242,000)
Engines affected: 4.3L V6, 4.8L V8, 5.3L V8, 5.7L V8
3 model years affected: 2000, 2003, 2004
6 people reported this problem
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I started finding under the truck here and there small puddle that look like water. But when I put my fingers in it smelled sweet like coolant. Its going in this week to get checked. I suspect its the water pump? The truck still has the oringal pump. But I am keeping my fingers cross that its not the intake manifold. If it is I have a big problem.