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Old 06-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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7.3L Coolant Leak

bought the truck with 140,000 miles on it, its a 1999 7.3 manual, at first there was a small coolant leak in the therm housing and the weep valve was leaking coolant in the water pump, so then I had the pump replaced by a shop for about 550, now fast forward about a month. after frinally getting a day off I whip out to 7-11 and come back and realize that I just drove into a big puddle of my own coolant no previous signs of leaking, no small puddle, as in it must have happened overnight, so as a new poster with a old problem I come to you guys with questions, what the hell could be going on with my truck? and If I have to drive my truck tomorrow is there anyway I could do it ? is there anyway the truck could take running on distilled water so I can just get the the shop without a tow? Thank you so much for your help, I am beyond frustrated at this point
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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bump, anyone ?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:53 AM
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Have you looked to see where it is coming from? Did you replace all the hoses and get a new thermostat housing?

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:58 AM
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Yes, cant find the exact point, replaced the thermostat, dont know if all hoses were replaced because I didnt do the work
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:54 AM
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was able to find that it was coming out of the bolt that was screwed in behind the elbow piece that connects to the lower hose coming out of the water pump, took some pictures since that probably wasnt the best description

the new water pump is on the bottom right, leak in the middle coming from that screw, is it a crummy gasket ?

more pictures

to the left that is the lower radiator hose

and one last from the top
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:55 AM
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for some reason that didnt work imgur: the simple image sharer
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:55 AM
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and the second link did, thank you guys for your help
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:39 PM
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I don't have that big elbow just a little adapter but I think mine is leaking from there also after I did the new pump.

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