: 2000 sts read

12-18-06, 08:31 AM
I just bought a 2000 sts and the water pump is leaking call cadillac and the said I should buy a new water pump cover some new design any one no about this thanks.

12-18-06, 05:41 PM
It is actually the water pump cover gasket that has been redesigned and is likely what is leaking. About $5.00 for the part, and easy to change. Had the same problem on my previous '96 STS.

12-18-06, 06:20 PM
The water pump gasket and the cover has been redesigned a few times. Basically if you have an aluminum cover, you should be good to go. If you have a black plastic cover, change it. Also, the cover gasket is a known weak point for leaks on the N*. It is cheap and rather easy to replace yourself. And since you are going to be right there at the thermostat, I would recommend changing it and the gasket as well.