2014 LT program car, Pull Me Over Red, 1.4T Auto
How do you know if your water outlet has failed? What else would dump coolant right below the water outlet? Should I replace the water outlet proactively since it's six years old even if it's not leaking?
I recently found that my 2012 Cruze 1.4L coolant tank was empty. Also, I had the P0068 DTC and occasional "AC off due to high engine temp" messages, stalling after starting, and fan running full time. I searched the forum and found the coolant/water outlet was likely to leak and had a sensor which could fail and cause these issues. I also saw coolant pooled up on the engine right below it (see attached pic). I bought the water outlet, recovery tank hose, and radiator temp sensor to replace during an overdue coolant flush.
Upon closer inspection, I found leaks all around the engine bay (covered in a separate post) though the water outlet looks dry. When I started doing my coolant flush, the water outlet didn't leak. So, how do I know if my water outlet failed and should I replace it proactively since it's six years old? What else could have leaked my coolant?
Thanks for your input. I'm new to Cruze maintenance and appreciate all the helpful info on this forum.
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