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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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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??
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
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.
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
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.