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Old 10-01-2009, 04:03 PM
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water leak

so i may have a water pump going bad (or a hose couldnt tell in the dark) but its dripping stinky water at front, not alot, i have checked and the level is not down much, but damm you can smell it. Im hoping its just a hose gone bad but if not how much of a PITA is changing out a water pump etc.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:10 PM
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Changing the water pump isnt all that bad. Just did it this past winter. The hardest part in my opinion is getting the fan shroud and fan out, and getting the fan back on without punching a hole in your radiator. But replacing them is a breeze. But make sure you have something to catch some radiator fluid in. Other than that its id say about a 2 hr job, depends how fast you work. And while your in there its not a bad idea to replace your thermostat since its right there.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:50 PM
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i just dont see where the leek is the is alot of water running down the lower rad hose on right side (drivers side) but the water pump looks dry i might just try changing hose out 1st see if that works ,,, it does squeek though 1st thing in the am which it has never done before ... ok next ques how do i or what is the best way to get fan off if i have to change the pump.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:19 PM
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fan clutch wrenches is what i used to get mine off. once you get the fan loose just spin it off, but be careful, it isnt light, its got some weight to it. just a heads up so you dont drop it or punch a hole in your radiator. i got the wrenches at advance and my dad made a set also while he had free time at work.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:22 AM
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ok this might be a REALLY stupid question but im gonna ask it anyway is it possible for water to be leaking out behind the bottom pulley (harmonic balancer) because thats where it looks like its comming from all around the water pump is dry except the very bottom part casue i cant see that ....
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:43 AM
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its probably the thermostat housing neck or whatever its called right above the thermostat. Mine had a slight leak right at the seam on the neck and the rubber oring was bad. try taking that off first.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:42 AM
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yeah i did check that and it stays dry, where the sump pan meets the block right there at the front water dripps pretty good there when engine is running it does seem to be coming from drivers side down to bottom and as all the top of the water pump is dry i guess its along bottom of pump, just priced a pump at autozone $149.99
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I payed that for my pump too. mine didnt drip that much when it went out, acutally dripped worse when you would shut it off, dont ask why its beyond me why.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:49 PM
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There is a weephole on the bottom side of the waterpump,looks like a frost plug with a hole in it ....its leaking from there...it cant be seen as it is hidden by the pully,thats where mine was leaking .not a hard job.
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