Originally Posted by Torwadeo
So if my water pump has not been replaced by now (2008 V6 with 88K miles) should I be ok? I am only asking because I only have 12K miles left on my platimum extended warrenty
Man i wish i took pictures for my leaking WP (i4 awd sport 50k miles). I had no signs of leaking on the garage floor, but there were tiny crystals on the black felt panel inside the hood directly above the belts, pulleys. Also, when the pump was removed inside the pulleys was filled with crystals (white but mainly pink colored) and the serpentine belt had white residue all over but of course on the ribbed side so only visible when removed or gently lifted off the alternator pulley. My message you may not find coolant on the floor, but a big sign is white crystals on the black felt panel... If i were you i would take it to dealer and have them inspect it for a leak, primarily the weep hole test (search for tsb on water pump leak diagnosis to become familiar with the design and the test for a leak). If you havent already, take it in for a recall and ask for WP to be inspected,; usually during the recalls the dealer will do a complimentary inspection and wash as a courtesy (ask about the type of wash, you dont want to introduce swirls from a brush or hand towel drying).