Could this be the water pump?

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Asked by Feb 04, 2016 at 12:39 PM about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been having an issue with my car overheating. I still get heat from
my vents, but thought it was the thermostat. That was replaced along with
the hoses but the issue continued. I brought it back to the shop, they
checked the fans, cleaned the heater core, checked the belts and said
everything checked out and they thought it may be the water pump, but
weren't sure. It's does not seem to be leaking and the shop said the head
gasket was ok

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5,725

ask for "block flow"...if they know what that is~

5,725

could be a corroded/worn water pump...indeed...if you can grab the pump shaft, and see if it has a "little wiggle" to it....it is worn....seen cases where the vanes of the pump were gone altogether, because a corrosive agent was in the coolant (like Clearlake water)~ so yes...if you can check the flow...and it's flowing and this is of the right age for it to fail~ change the pump~...you're right, considering the age of the vehicle...change it out~

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Thanks very much :)

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5,725

they threw me out of cargurus when they saw the talent I had for Oil Painting...was judge_roy am just on a break right now..I've 290 of 1000 paintings done now....was hoping you are related to this great artist Elmer Bishoff~

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Sorry, I'm not sure if we're related, its a huge family lol. On the car again, doing a bit more research as the water pump had no coolant leaking, and dad still is insisting its not the pump, might it be the overflow losing pressure and coolant boiling out? I'm not leaking anywhere but the coolant is going somewhere lol

5,725

yes Tracy...there is a "weep hole" underneath when the bearing gets too worn (sees a lot of duty, turning perhaps 80 times with every rotation)~ so change that~ ...it's routine~!

5,725

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsBmnoYlL38

5,725

the A/C delco OE part is just 32 bucks at walmart~ http://www.walmart.com/ip/46945890? wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227034880330&wl0=&wl1=g &wl2=c&wl3=95056729008&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=131278505568& veh=sem

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gotcha, just saying there's nothing at the "weep hole"

5,725

well shucks...did you actually see beyond the pulley to the wp shaft? anyways this is is leakin' somewhere...If I were there I'd put my pressure tester on the cap...pump it up to perhaps 17psi and see where is it spraying from....I hope the radiator is ok...bump with the back of your screwdriver and you've got a leak...also the screw clamps might be turned a bit to snug them up...if that is where the leak is~...yes pressure test and find immediately...where the trouble is~ http://www.summitracing.com/parts/snn-12270? seid=srese1&gclid=CjwKEAiAluG1BRDrvsqCtYWk81gSJACZ2B Ce0rbVBUgL1NhvxubIfA-Sh227NV4V-OHorFYD- 4GnYhoCnmTw_wcB

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:) thanks again for all your help. (will look at the family tree to see if that wonderful artist is in there as well)

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5,725

"the green lampshade" 1969~

5,725

...I'm NOT makin' this up....these things are a part of everyday life~

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