Water pump started big leak on daughters 2014 Cruze (67000 miles).
Her initial complaint was the radiator fan noise.
I told her it was probably just doing a regen.
But when she said the heater was taking an unusually long time to work, I realized it was probably low on coolant.
She texted me a photo of the tank, showing about 1/2” of coolant remaining!
When I had a chance to examine her car, it was clear the water pump seal had failed.
I thought the 5 year powertrain warranty had expired, so bought a new water pump.
Also bought the new timing belt/idler/tensioner, thinking while I had it apart, do all the work at one time.
Turns out the Cruze was bought in November of 2014, and the water pump is still covered under Powertrain warranty!
Dealer declined to install my pump, citing warranty repairs must be done w/ factory parts.
OK, makes sense.
Dealer agreed to install new timing belt/idler/tensioner I provided as part of the job for $270, great!
Now I have a new spare water pump and the IDParts 11247810426 “Cruze Diesel Timing belt tool kit”…..still in the box.
Hope more Powertrain warranty things break soon!
Really not wanting to work on this now, it is almost 90 degrees here today!