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Old 01-24-2021, 04:30 PM   #1
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Strange coolant leak

Checking under the hood today and I noticed my coolant surge tank upper is low and the bottom completely dry. Upon further investigation the pulley above the alternator had a rust color liquid inside it. I'm assuming its the missing coolant. The car isn't overheating and I smell no coolant. Anyone had this happen? I really don't want to take it to the dealer but I don't think I have a choice. Anyone recommend a good dealer in the Houston area that will not screw up my car?
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:55 PM   #2
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That pulley is part of your water pump. How many miles on the car?
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thatís your water pump pulley.

My guess is seepage from the weep hole.

Take it in.
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Old 01-24-2021, 05:22 PM   #4
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Needs a new water pump
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Old 01-24-2021, 05:58 PM   #5
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That pulley is part of your water pump. How many miles on the car?
Only 7398 miles.

Anyone recommend a Dealer around Houston?
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Old 02-04-2021, 07:26 PM   #6
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So I'm going to take the car to the dealer Saturday morning, hopefully the water pump will not grenade on the way.

So my question is what does GM provide as a rental car for a ZL1 customer?

Another camaro, a vette, a chevette? I would think something similar correct?
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So I'm going to take the car to the dealer Saturday morning, hopefully the water pump will not grenade on the way.

So my question is what does GM provide as a rental car for a ZL1 customer?

Another camaro, a vette, a chevette? I would think something similar correct?
you get what you get...depends upon the dealer. We had a Traverse with a problem and the dealer provided another Traverse without question.
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Old 02-05-2021, 06:54 AM   #8
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So I'm going to take the car to the dealer Saturday morning, hopefully the water pump will not grenade on the way.

So my question is what does GM provide as a rental car for a ZL1 customer?

Another camaro, a vette, a chevette? I would think something similar correct?
You might just get a ride back home in the shuttle service they have at the dealership! Thatís my usual experience over the years with dealerships. The excuse is that we donít have any rentals available now. The dealership will give you what they have and no it probably wonít be another ZL1 or Corvette. You might get a Sonic or something else but itís better than walking or doing without.
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When the XM radio in my 2014 GMC Acadia grenaded, the dealer gave me an Impala as a loaner.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:01 AM   #10
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You might just get a ride back home in the shuttle service they have at the dealership! .
Yea this is always the case, you have to fight for a loaner car. I just have them drive me home and drive my other car but you will need to be prepared to fight for a loaner. FYI, in the warranty paperwork for the car, there is a snippet indicating that a loaner vehicle "shall be provided" for warranty work. The word shall is not always interpreted as "will" and it mostly is interpreted as "if available"
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Yea this is always the case, you have to fight for a loaner car. I just have them drive me home and drive my other car but you will need to be prepared to fight for a loaner. FYI, in the warranty paperwork for the car, there is a snippet indicating that a loaner vehicle "shall be provided" for warranty work. The word shall is not always interpreted as "will" and it mostly is interpreted as "if available"
Yeah I agree Jaxcam!
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:38 AM   #12
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So I'm going to take the car to the dealer Saturday morning, hopefully the water pump will not grenade on the way.

So my question is what does GM provide as a rental car for a ZL1 customer?

Another camaro, a vette, a chevette? I would think something similar correct?
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Old 02-05-2021, 11:38 AM   #13
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So I'm going to take the car to the dealer Saturday morning, hopefully the water pump will not grenade on the way.

So my question is what does GM provide as a rental car for a ZL1 customer?

Another camaro, a vette, a chevette? I would think something similar correct?
Where are you taking it?
Did you purchase the car there? It's been my experience that you stand a better chance with a loaner if serviced at the dealer you purchased it from.

That said, for warranty work, I prefer Parkway in Tomball.......where I bought it.
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Old 02-05-2021, 01:05 PM   #14
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I'm taking it to Sterling McCall Chevy on north 45, its the closest. I bought the car at a Porsche
dealership out of town.
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