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Coolant leak on left front of engine.

I started noticing a slight hot glycol smell when stopped and noticed my coolant going down in my reseviour but no visible drips. Tonight I noticed a drip from the bell housing. During inspection I traced the drip back to the front left side of the motor somewhere near the front part of the block heater. It seems to leak under pressure while driving. I could not make it leak idling in the driveaway. Does not appear to be the water pump. Any ideas what it is? Has anyone else had this happen? What do I need to fix?
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It's gotta be the oil cooler leaking .

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I believe there's a hole in the water pump that lets the coolant out when the seal goes south. What year is it? I had to change my '96 water pump in '08. Hope it's not the pump. lot of work changing it. Good luck.

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We have a 95 F350 and also had started seeing a coolant loose from the resevour and we where needing to take a 600 mile RT to Idaho. So we made sure we took a 5gal jug of water. Well after we got to Idaho we did find a Pin Hole in one of the smaller Coolant lines that come out of the Res. and make a tee and found that the hose had rubbed up on the trucks frame. Well we where albe to return home making sure we kept the Res. Full. But Ford does not supply those hose's anylonger and we tryed to get at like NAPA or other Auto Part's, but we could not find anywhere. And since this hose had Factory made Tee fittings, we had to go to the part's store and make up all the different tees and sizes. But look at the smaller hoses near and under the Res. area. And see if yours may also have rubbed up on the frame of the truck and casued a Pin Hole in the Hose. What a Time tring to firgure this one out. And before we left we had replace all new Anti-Freeze Coolant. And Remember you also have to get from only Ford a specal Coolant Fluid for that 7.3 Engine also. But again look at all the different Coolant Hose's, and there are MANY on this, and see if one or more of the hoses have gone bad. Good Luck
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The truck is a 1996.
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