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water pump leak question

My truck started leaking water. Its a constant drip even after its been sitting. It looks like its coming from the lower half of the water pump area. Do these pumps have a weep hole? Is the water pump hard to DIY?
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My truck started leaking water. Its a constant drip even after its been sitting. It looks like its coming from the lower half of the water pump area. Do these pumps have a weep hole? Is the water pump hard to DIY?
Shouldn't be dripping at all. Just did mine, piece of cake. Hardest part was getting the fan off. Advance Auto has the loaner (buy, use, return) tool kit to remove the fan.
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Sounds like you might just have to reseal it, how many miles do you have on that pump?

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Is there play in the pulley? Depending on the manufacturer yes it has a weep hole.

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Its really starting to come out. I am gonna pick up a water pump and do it this weekend.
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Water pumps are easy to replace on the 7.3's I've replaced mine two times since new. For what it's worth replace the filler neck on the top of the Pump as that puppy needs to seal up real good as it will also leak if warped. The fan is the hardest part and I had to use a impact chesiel to get mine off as those special fan wrenches are PITA to work with if the fan is on too tight.



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I agree,just replaced my water pump using the air chisel on the nut.Way easier than a wrench.Hardest part was making an extension to reach it. Good luck!
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I got the water pump in and i dont see any leaks but i cant get the fan back on. what is the trick to get it lined up and threaded on?
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Got to be doing something wrong as installing the fan is the easiest part, hardest part is getting it off? It's a lot easier if you pull the lower hose and remove the Fan Shroud because with shroud removed you have more space to install the fan and while your'e at it might want to change out the Radiator Hoses.
Again as your'e facing the engine it's counter clockwise to install that Clutch Fan assembly.



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Actually it was easy to get off with the loaner tool from oreilly. But getting it on was the hard part until i realized that if i removed the fan belt the hub would turn. Then i only had to hold the fan in place and spin the hub to get it threaded on.
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