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Hi all. About a week ago I started noticing a large coolant deposit on the garage floor. I did some reading on here for coolant leaks and saw that the water pump is a common issue. Do these pics look like a bad pump? And if so, should I order the OE one from rockauto or is the delco replacement ok?

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Looks to be, but check the fluid to make sure it's not oil and that it is indeed coolant. The waterpump on these cars is pretty easy to replace and just need to remove the passenger side wheel and pop the inner fender liner out. Took me about an hour (with everything) to get the old one out and new one in.
 

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I’m 90% sure it’s coolant. Garage smells like antifreeze and coolant keeps needing topped off. I have been using regular green prestone for the last couple of years.

I went ahead and ordered a new pump, belt, and hoses about an hour ago. I live at the end of about a mile of gravel road. That might explain the dark color. Also, pic was taken about 20 minutes after getting home from driving it, so it was still wet.
 

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Here you go....

 

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by the way- did you get the one with the new bolts?
You should not reuse the original bolts.

These use what are called - torque to yield bolts.
Also- there is a specific sequence to tighten the bolts.
 
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here is the sequence .
1 through 6.

the engine in this pic- is the 3.6 in my 2013 Equinox.
both engines use the same pump.


 
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I ordered the $73 delco one pictured in my first post. Description says “does not include bolts; includes new bolts”. Pictures showed bolts so I’m hoping they come with it. If not I’ll get new.
 

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It did come with 6 bolts and 4 studs. Note sure what to do with the studs. Got everything off and removed pulley. Looks like coolant inside the pulley so I’m sure the shaft seal was leaking. After I pulled the pump off, went to remove what looked like the gasket and ended up cutting my thumb on the thin metal gasket/shim. Awesome.

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Cable operated hose clamp pliers. A must on today's vehicles. Just google them up.
 
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Well, after jacking up the driver’s side and looking around underneath, turns out the clamp is right there. Easy enough.

got it all back together, and so far, knock on wood, no leaks.
 

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I should have linked my HOW TO Thermostat....

has info on the hoses etc.
When I did my coolant drain and refill I also did the upper and lower hoses and thermostat. They had not leaked and the thermostat was working fine. But may as well.
the tool to loosen clamps.. and the link to lots more pics on hoses/clamps/ thermostat etc.




 
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