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I hope Robby is right but I am on my fourth pump and is really the only thing that has been wrong with my car. Last time I had mine replaced I had my water outlet replaced not too long after the water pump.
I am hoping fourth time is charm. I still have four years for the warranty and I know I won't hit the mileage but if it goes out again I will seriously consider dumping the car and if my financial situation at the time is right I probably will sell it after getting it fixed.

So far since I had the water pump and water outlet replaced the last time I haven't lost a drop of antifreeze. I am approaching 20,000 miles on the current water pump and I haven't gotten more than that out of a water pump so I will see.
 

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Yeah I feel lucky.

But really I don't care about the cause of the problem with the water pumps. All I know is that I spent 20,000 dollars on a car that is on its fourth water pump at 60,000 miles and 6 years later. To me that is a pretty bad failure rate and a person looking at it objectively would say that it was a waste of 20,000 dollars.

If it fails again I will be taking the matter up with GM and doing all I can to get my 20,000 dollars back because to me I would say I bought a faulty product that I cannot do anything with (because I would hate to pass the car on to some other person because it is a faulty product) or even let my daughter take to college because I want to sleep at nights.

But we will see if this time is a charm and I get more than 20,000 miles out of it. I have a feeling Robby is right and I also think the water outlets were not put on correctly at factory causing air to get in the system and possibly causing smell and water pump failure. I say that because I always had coolant smell and small loss until I had the water outlet replaced. Since then the smell is gone and the level hasn't budged.

Now if the dealer would only screw the coolant tank cap back on all the way when I get my tires rotated.
 
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