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    Need some help diagnosing a problem...

    Hey guys, I'm new to the forums so go easy on me, but I have a '99 Camaro, 3.8L. I bought it pretty recently, great price, the cars pretty clean, but I noticed a small, dime sized little coolant spot every now and again underneath the car, and today, I go outside, and theres a pretty massive coolant puddle under my car and my belts are pretty noisey, and theres coolant running along one of the bearings (?), I know a little about working on cars, but to be certain I would just like confirmation from some of you guys, would I be right to think this would point towards the water pump? Is this a pretty average thing to go wrong on these cars?
    1999 Camaro Y87 3.8L
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    Could be, or another common failure point is the plastic coolant elbows that are also near there. Heater hoses route through the tensioner bracket (weird, I know), then have the elbows that go into the block. Those elbows tend to get brittle with age and crack.
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    Most likely the coolant elbows as he said ^

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