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Strong coolant smell on shutdown......

I know there was a previous thread in this section about coolant smells, but my own experience yesterday with my '14 300C that I purchased last month from a dealership in Temecula, CA was that the water pump had gone south and the bearing was extremely sloppy, so, of course, had to replace the water pump, and flushed engine/cooling system out in the process. Also replaced t-stat and cooling system cap.
My point is that I'm going on a road trip in 2 days and this would have sucked immensely to catch this problem 1/2 way between AZ and Bay area in CA.........!! Glad it was caught in my garage and not on the road......I'm a mechanic by trade with 35+ years in the business and retired so replacement was a piece of cake, but not by the side of the road!
Always check around the nose of the water pump if you ever get a coolant stink!

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