Monte Carlo

Engine Overheating Due to Water Pump Leak on Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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: 121,308 (13,800–240,000)
Engines affected: 3.1L V6, 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6, 3.8L V6 Supercharged
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
58 people reported this problem
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My monte Carlo has the same exact problem.
Also I have an hard time keeping the car from overheating.
I ve changed the water pump and radiator as well and still cant seem to get the problem under control.
Also I have difficulties cranking my car.
As if my car has a kill switch.
started running a little past half way would bounce 2 lines below and then 2 lines past middle. then started getting hotter when sitting at a light. then will start to squeal and then I went to pass someone doing bout 55 and poof white cloud of smoke out the hood
The car temp gauge would run over half mark u would put water in it couple days later samething more water and today I discover a broken hard like hose that is below the alternator it has a redish o- ring but can't tell where It runs to can any tell me what this part us please.thanx Dave
I have a problem with my car i have a Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.1 L engine it over heats I already replaced both radiator fans put new coolant on it new thermostat and pipes what could it be ?
Car is overheating I am not for sure why. I am trying to see if I should purchase this car from a auction.
I had known that my radiator was rotted out and needed to be replaced at 90000 miles but I did not have the money to buy it so I just got a coolant flush and my car stopped overheating. 1.5 yrs later same problem, car overheating again. I got another coolant flush and it did the trick about 2 weeks after that I put the pedal to the floor and went all the way up to 5500 rpm. A few minutes later my car was overheating and I smelled coolant. I took it to the shop, I had blown the water pump and intake manifold because there was too much pressure in the system because of the rotted out radiator creating a lot of restriction. Total repair bill was $1357 which according to this website is a bargain. Painful lesson learned.
It has ran hot three times. Now it hasn't ran hot bcus i check the fluids in the radiator always b4 i pull off. But its leaking water from the front drivers side once i stop the car. What is this? I need help.
car overheated took it " ALL BEACH BODY " in Jax Beach hose from water pump to manifold has a nice size hole, shop mgr said rough estimate maybe around $400-$500 at $95 an hr labor rate!
I am so frustrated I had my water pump replaced and flushed was cool for a whole and then started over heating I have car less than a year I love my car it's so beautiful and I take pride in it but I have so many problems and it is worse reading all the problems everyone else has :( tonight driving home temp was never real hot but started making a weird sound and now I think I blew my engine I am super bummed I hope that isn't the problem having checked tomorrow. Ahoe for the best.