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99blackgagt
07-05-2009, 11:21 AM
Hey guys I just parked my car and all of the coolant leaked out of the engine under the water pump . When I am stadn in front of the car looking at the engine all of the coolant was draining out really fast unde the first wheel on the belts I think its the wheel that the water pump runs off? anyways I know I can't drive the car I don't want to warp the heads or run it dry please help I don't know what happened! Someone told me it could be a freeze plug? Or blown water pump?

Mike Jung
07-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Sounds like your water pump went.

It is designed to leak when the unit needs changing.

Had the same thing happen to me before.

In my case.
Just filled up the engine coolant reservoir tank with water.
Drove to a garage.
Had them change the water pump, accessory drive rubber belt, & flush & re-fill the engine coolant.


PS: Be thankful that you have a V6 vs the I4 ;)
(Big bill to change the water pumps on those.)

99blackgagt
07-05-2009, 11:46 AM
I think all of the coolant leaked out of the engine and t came out fast I thought it was a hose at first but its not and the water pump is wet on the bottom side with coolant so would I even be able to make it to a garage? Because the coolant leaked out like all of it