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1988 pontiac grand am w/ 2.5 ohv l-4 engine ,on the back of the water pump there's a water outlet that is badly corroded and leaking coolant.

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This part may be found best at a salvage yard, is your question about the part or how to replace it?

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YOU NEED TO REPLACE WATER OUT LET IF RUSTED OUT AND LEAKING

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That is a sign of a failed water pump. I would replace it soon before it completely fails and you overheat your engine.

Good Luck!
~Brandon

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