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Question about trans cooler lines from radiator

I have a leak up under the truck near the bottom pulley on the engine. It is dropping down onto the steering stabilizer and the ground. About 1-2 drops a night.

When I was looking around today, I swear it was antifreeze mixed with road grime on the pulley bracket and bottom of the engine as it was a greenish tint.

I am not sure what the lines are suppose to look like coming from the radiator to the hard lines, but the PO has some rubber lines to hard lines with a standard hose clamp.

Is this how they were setup? I cant tell if the leak is coming from there, but I figured it a good place to start.

Any input is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

96 F250 CC SB auto 104K miles, intercooled, SORD RSK, d60 swap, electric fuel conversion, 4.5" lift, chipped, gauges, 6637 filter...
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From what I have found online, this leak could be consistent with a failling/ leaking water pump.

Can anyone confirm this?

96 F250 CC SB auto 104K miles, intercooled, SORD RSK, d60 swap, electric fuel conversion, 4.5" lift, chipped, gauges, 6637 filter...
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Could be from a failing water pump. Check the weep hole on the bottom of the pump shaft snout. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

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Could be from a failing water pump. Check the weep hole on the bottom of the pump shaft snout. Cheers!
Thanks for the reply. When I check the weep hole...

1) what am I looking for?
2) where is the weep hole located?

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Weep hole is on the snout of the housing (on the bottom) where the shaft comes out of the pump. You will usually see a drip hanging on (or the residue from past leaking). Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

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