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Old 10-02-2007, 01:54 PM
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Coolent leak

I seem to be leaking coolent from behind the fan.. Any ideas someone told me head gasket, but i am praying thats not it. i cant handle another big repair...
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:01 PM
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Doubt it...

more then likely a water pump... I'll supply you with some links momentarily.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:02 PM
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7.3 's don't usually have head gasket issues,I'd be leaning toward water pump issue which is more common with 7.3's.
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Check out the thread link below, sounds like it applies to you too. Sounds like the water pump shaft seal leaking to me. Plus you have a 7.3 and they're not known for weak headgaskets only the 6.0's are.



2001 F250 Superduty coolant leaking, what next?
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:03 PM
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Check under your hood for the belt routing sticker. See if the leak is coming from below the pulley that runs the water pump.

Read this whole thread.
2001 F250 Superduty coolant leaking, what next?

Here is another...
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...-question.html

This is the actual repair thread...
7.3 water pump replacement

If you were closer I'd say bring it by - we could do it pretty quickly.

If you have any more questions let me know.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:31 PM
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thanks guys! I cant catch a break with this truck. Its a real slow leak and due to my transimssion upgrade I dont ahev the spare change to do the pump right now, any guess on how long I have?
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Just keep an eye on your fluid level. If the leak is in the shaft seal, it will probably wear out pretty fast, as the shaft spinning will make it worse quick.
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They can go out quickly or go months with just a dribble.

Suggestion - price out a NEW pump - after verifying that's what is leaking. Or you can contact a member by the name of "dockboy" who has a few pumps for sale. You're looking at around 200 bones.... In the meanwhile, carry around a few gallons of PURIFIED water from the store and if you loose alot of coolant or you see your temps go up - you can add that and get a few more miles to safety.

2 things - the girl I'm talking to is going to Ohio next weekend - doubtful I'll go but you can get your brother to buy my Mazda - I'll trailer it out there for you - fix your truck and then I'll come home LOL.
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They can go out quickly or go months with just a dribble.

Suggestion - price out a NEW pump - after verifying that's what is leaking. Or you can contact a member by the name of "dockboy" who has a few pumps for sale. You're looking at around 200 bones.... In the meanwhile, carry around a few gallons of PURIFIED water from the store and if you loose alot of coolant or you see your temps go up - you can add that and get a few more miles to safety.

2 things - the girl I'm talking to is going to Ohio next weekend - doubtful I'll go but you can get your brother to buy my Mazda - I'll trailer it out there for you - fix your truck and then I'll come home LOL.
NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DEAL
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:07 PM
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Another PLUS! I live about a mile from Dockboy - no shipping on his water pump! LOL....
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