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Have a steady stream of water coming out of the back of the engine,on the passenger side while the car is idling. could that be from the water pump? i don't really know what i'm looking at back there.

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Yes most likely it is. Theres a small hole on most water pumps when they start failing antifreeze will begin to leak out this hole. when the pump is moving faster the fluid doesn't have a chance to leak.

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Fill the reservoir with coolant and open the bleeder valve. Start the engine and let idle. Close the bleeder when a steady stream of coolant comes out. Continue to let the engine idle while periodically opening the bleeder valve to check for air. Keep the coolant level full while the engine is running. Once the fans come on the air should be bled out and the radiator cap can be reinstalled. Snapping the throttle a couple of times will also help push air out of the cooling system.

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After adding water to radiator, and idle till it warm up , it's spit the water back out, oil is clean chevy 97 lunima 3.1


water expands as it warms up, so spitting a little back out is normal.
what you must check for is a steady stream of bubbles coming out of the filler when the car is ticking over. a steady stream of small bubbles would suggest a blown head gasket.
if there are no bubbles in the cooling system, make sure the coolant is up the the maximum mark on the reservoir. then run the car for a day or two, keeping a check on the coolant levels. as long as the level does not go below the minimum marks, then you should be ok.

just to make sure... almost all cars need to run on a mix of water and antifreeze/summer coolant.
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