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Old 07-11-2013, 12:09 PM
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Coolant Leak on Decline

My 01 leaks coolant on declines but not any on inclines, or a noticable amount. My driveway is on a decline on the turn around after about 2 hours, there is a puddle about 10" diameter. Fast dripping. I put it backwards, now an incline, and no dripping. Any thoughts? thanks!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:20 PM
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Weap hole on water pump?
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:30 PM
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Thanks for the quick response! What's a weap hole and then why wouldn't it leak on decline? Or could it just be a leak in the front of the pump? Is there a way to test it? I drove it 2 hours a few days ago without overheating
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:18 PM
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Does anyone know how to diagnose this other then adding die?
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:37 PM
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If it leaks steadily on decline why don't you park on decline get a mirror and a flashlight and follow leak to its source? No need for dies and doo dads!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:05 AM
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All u can see is it dripping off behind the crank pulley
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:12 AM
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That is where the weap hole is located. I can't explain what it does but that is a notorious spot for leaks.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:32 PM
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Is there a way to fix it?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:17 PM
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Weep hole is just a tattle tale for your waterpump seal. All you can do is replace waterpump before it becomes a major issue. I just bought one from dieselsite.com for mine haven't installed yet but there are quite a few right ups on how to do it. Here's a link to dieselsite: http://www.dieselsite.com/1996-2003f...waterpump.aspx
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Thanks looks like I'm going to be replacing the water pump!
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