- Nov 19, 2020
Was looking at my service records as lately I have had extra time on my hands and found some good news- It recently had sparks done so thats gonna save me some money aha. In 2018, the dealer said they noticed dried coolant around the water pump area for my 2006 mazda 3 with the 2.3l, and recommended a replacement. I saw the quote and they wanted $450 to replace the pump (wow) which is probably why the old owner didn't get it replaced. I spoke to the prev owner and he said it wasn't evidence that it was leaking and it could have been from before, he said he kept and eye on it and it never leaked again or got worse so thats why he never did the replacement which is fair enough. I looked around the water pump area and I don't see anything so might be good for a bit but I wanted to ask what else do I look for to see if its leaking? I assume I just check the resvoir and see if its going down + check underneath the vehicle if anything is leaking out onto the driveway etc right? or is there something else I should look out for. Coolant is currently between the max and min on the resevoir so I dont see a problem!