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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

I got home from work before my wife and just happened to go into the garage for something and saw a 3" to 4" DIA puddle on the floor about where the water pump would be when the OUTLOOK is parked. The 1st thing I thought was condensation from the AC system but when I stuck my finger in the puddle I could tell right away that is was coolant. My wife got home shotly after that so then I put it up on ramps and got a good look, I could see where it had dripped but it was dry and the reservior was right where it had been so I dont know what's going on, I guess I'll have to take it in. Just what I wanted to do, it has to go to the dealer where I bought it from, formerly Saturn, now KIA and is about 45 min away to get the DVD player fixed, the DR side screen just went blank and has no power to it. I'll take it to my new Chevy,GMC,Buick dealer for the coolant leak. 31,750 miles!





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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

*UPDATE*

My wife went out again and when she got back I thought I have a look see, sure enough it was dripping right where the water is

rbarrios, do you have a brake down of this?




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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

Well it it is the pump; at least you have warranty

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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

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*UPDATE*

My wife went out again and when she got back I thought I have a look see, sure enough it was dripping right where the water is

rbarrios, do you have a brake down of this?
Bummer!

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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

the water pump can be done thru the wheel well.
they remove the tire- and access the area thru there.
the water pumps on the lambdas now have a specific tightening procedure.

The water pump is behind the upper pulley in this pic- taken from the wheel well area. you can see 2 of the water pump bolts.. that you can reference with the bolts in the schematic.



New Water Pump Bolt Torque Sequence
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A new water pump bolt torque sequence has been implemented on all High Feature V6 engines (2.8L, 3.0L, and 3.6L) to help reduce the potential for water pump gasket leaks. This applies to all model years, 2004 through 2012.


When installing a water pump, use the following revised water pump bolt torque sequence and procedure:


Ensure that the engine front cover and water pump are clear of old gasket material.
Ensure that the water pump mounting bolt holes in the front cover are completely clean and dry.
Place a new water pump gasket on the water pump.
Place the water pump in position on the front cover.
Install the water pump bolts finger tight.
Tighten the water pump bolts in sequence to 12 Nm (106 lb. in.). (Fig. 24)
Tighten the water pump bolts a second pass in sequence to 12 Nm (106 lb. in.).


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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

Thanks rbarrios, awesome as usual




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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

Dear 6Sixathome,

As I have read further down the thread, I see the break down that you requested. How are things going with this? Did you decide to perform the work yourself or did you decide to get it to the dealership?

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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

If under warranty; I would get the dealer to perform this work.

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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

I left it at the dealer ALL day and they could not get it to leak . He said they let it run for a long time and it would'nt leak. When I got in it to take it home they had the defrost on *90 full blast, so they must of tried for a while. I drove it 15 min home and it did'nt leak either so I don't know what's going on, I'll just keep an eye on it. Bummer




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Re: Puddle of coolant on the garage floor today!

They can also add dye to the coolant system to detect leaks with a UV light....if they want to I guess.
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