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ANTIFREEZE LEAK WHILE TRUCKS STAYS PLUGGED IN!!!!

normally dont leave the truck plugged in for a long period of time, but with the temps really low and plowing contracts i need to be ready. this morning when i went out for bfast i noticed a dinner plate size wet spot (not puddle) under the truck right in front of the oil pan. after examination, its antifreeze. normally its only plugged in for about 4 hrs before i leave, but yesterday i left it plugged in all day and night. what gives? anyone else had this issue? thanks in advance...
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no ideas... anybody?
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Where is it dripping?in front of the engine? If so check water pump and Tstat seal
If drivers side check oil cooler.
If passenger side check htr hoses and core.

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Then obviouslly check the Rad hoses...stupid factory clamps. And the block heater itself. Its on the rear drivers of block near oil filter.

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I think its where the heat element goes into the truck.. Maybe???? Sounds probably but I have never looked at where this happens.

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actually its dripping off the cross member right in front of oil pan (front of drain plug) ... there are some lines that run in a "U" that are snap clamped on it.. also about a baseball size amount from front right of truck... another site mentioned water pump about to go out? truck NEVER goes above 190*.. how would i know if its about to go out?
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Im not sure. I know whenever I see rust and corrosion around mine I replace. Shortly after it has failed!! Thats just me though

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You need to pressurize the system and just look for the leak.

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You need to pressurize the system and just look for the leak.
not being funny, but how do i do that? it doesnt leak at all while driving/idleing weither its hot or cold outside...
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Theres a tool that fits on where your radiator cap goes and it has a pump and gauge and you pressurize the system to whatever psi your radiator cap is rated at. Some leaks only leak when the engine is cold and been sitting for a while. I know Macks are known for that. You could probably rent the tool from your local auto parts store cheap.

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