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WHAT POSSIBLE PROBLEMS AM I FACING IF MY COOLANT IS CONSTANTLY LEAKING?

2002 Buick Park Avenue • 143,000 miles

I have multiple opinions from different people, I can tell you the coolant seem to be leaking near the water pump on the lower right side of the engine. I have been putting coolant in constantly just to my luck is gone in a matter of days resulting in my car to over heat. In recent days it look like the coolant or brown looking substance is leaking on top of the engine (somehow) soaking the alternator and lightly flying up on the wind shield. Im told it could be my gaskets leaking or my water pump showing signs of going out, What do u think?
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Hodges123321
September 3, 2011.



First, you need to determine what is actually leaking near the pump. At the bottom of the water pump is a weep hole. Coolant will leak from it if the seal or bearing goes bad in the pump. Check that. Next, the brown substance could be dirty coolant. If you are getting it on the windshield, that is odd. However, I would recommend checking for a leaking intake manifold. Please keep in mind, if you are adding coolant, make sure to use the correct type for your vehicle.