Engine Cooling problem
2000 Chevy Suburban V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles
For the past few months, I have smelt a coolant leak on my suburban. No puddles anywhere though. The low coolant sensor seems to be quite sensitive, so when the overflow tank gets a bit low, the low coolant light comes on and I add a pint or so of collant. While completing an oil change yesterday (no water in the coolant.), I noticed a few orgae droplets on the underside and then pulled off the front plastic mud shield (6 bolts) that keeps rocks etc away for the belts. From there I would see dark streaks on the engine blcok coming down from teh water pump area.
I am wondering if I need a new water pump + gaskets. Or maybe just new gaskets.
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 10:14 AM