why would water be leaking from the distributar


Asked by Feb 22, 2008 at 08:31 PM about the 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


is that the V-8?

could be a head gasket leaking and draining to distribytar


Agreed, or perhaps a freeze plug. IIRC, the distributor is on the back in these engines. I'd suspect a head gasket or freeze plug. However, you could have a crack in the distributor which is allowing condensation to build up and drip out, if it is only a small amount of water and infrequently...


if it is the V-8, he has the "optmi" and this means that the water pump or the pump gaskets are leaking (if it is the 350), if not I agree with papa and littlehorn. This is something you will want to get it looked at.


on an lt1 the distributor is on the front uner the water pump, it is cam drivin I believe, it could also be a leaking intake manifold gasket, somtimes they dont seal well if it has been off recently

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 767 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,995.


Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
468 Great Deals out of 31,602 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
182 Great Deals out of 17,470 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
608 Great Deals out of 39,402 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
6 Great Deals out of 311 listings starting at $4,795
Used Dodge Viper
260 listings starting at $26,000
Used Ford F-150
3,337 Great Deals out of 221,765 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
15 Great Deals out of 2,659 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jeep Wrangler
506 Great Deals out of 19,435 listings starting at $2,500
Used Porsche 911
120 Great Deals out of 5,106 listings starting at $7,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.