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Coolant leak

I'm having a problem tracking a coolant leak. I thought it was my radiator at first. When the truck is warm and parked on level ground it drips from the driver side corner of the radiator. I didn't drive it at all yesterday and it was parked on a slight incline with the rear of the truck lower and it was dripping off the oil pan on the passenger side. And looked to be coming from the water pump. It didn't leak a drop today sitting on level ground on the way home it was leaking by the radiator again. Got home parked with the rear lower and truck warm it hasn't leaked in either spot. It's about to drive me crazy.


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maybe a poss and I'm not sure as I'm somewhat experiencing the same thing but, could it be the lower radiator hose, the two piece one? From what I have been told they haven't updated the ends on that one. also may explain why the leak changes sides as that hose runs all the way across.


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I recently ended up replacing the water pump and upper and lower hoses due to leaks. The water pump was under warranty, the rest wasn't so it didn't come cheaply.

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I don't understand it. It hasn't leaked a drop in the past 4 days. I'm getting to the point where if I see it leak again I'm just gonna change hoses water pump and radiator.

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Crawl under the truck to see if it is still leaking... When mine first went, the first leak was large (enough to empty the degas bottle by the time I noticed it) and subsequently got smaller over time. Eventually, there wasn't much dripping onto the ground as I only had to refill the degas after I first noticed the leak. But the leak never actually stopped. I could see some components were getting slightly wetted underneath.

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The bottle has only dropped about 1/4" and hasn't gotten any lower. I took a sharpie and made a mark at the level it is now and hasn't dropped any further. So I'm not sure what it's doing any more

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[QUOTE=JD_MILLS;8327657]The bottle has only dropped about 1/4" and hasn't gotten any lower. I took a sharpie and made a mark at the level it is now and hasn't dropped any further. So I'm not sure what it's doing

I just replaced my o-ring degas bottle hose, it took a bit to find it leaking but eventually seen it from viewing under truck.

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