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Old 12-08-2007, 10:21 AM
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97 bad water pump?

I have a 97 diesel that is leaking antifreeze. Seems to be running down front of engine and dripping off of top of oil pan gasket. The fan blew some of it up on the alternator. It seemed kind of oily, but I think the antifreeze dissolved the greese and oil on the engine. Truck has 150,000 miles. I checked the engine oil and it looks clean. What do I have to take off to get a good look at where it is leaking. If it needs a new water pump can I get by with just taking the plastic shroud off or will I have to remove some other things. Is there a plug on the bottom of the radiator to drain the antifreeze? Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:13 PM
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I did find out it is a bad water pump. I am wondering how much stuff I have to take off to replace the water pump. Has anyone done this before?
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:16 PM
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Its pretty easy. Chiltons takes you through it step by step
About a two hour job
Paul
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:57 PM
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Make sure your using the right antifreeze, that's probly the reason it went out in the first place. Just FYI
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:38 AM
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what is the proper anti freeze???
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:42 AM
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It must have a anti cavitaion additive, you can also buy the additive and add it your self. You should also add some to the system every ???? miles, read the powerstroke booklet with the owners manual.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:46 AM
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i just had my water pump replace on my 96er. it took almost three hours including the CPS swap.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:01 PM
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There is a video writeup I did in the tech files under the "7.3 repair"

it's pretty simple.
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You can either use an anti-freeze that has the Suplemental Cooling Additive (a.k.a SCA), they are usually maked on the bottle as DCA4. Or you can use regular anti freeze and add the supplement yourself.
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