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Usemy3rdArm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: antifreeze leak Reply with quote

not sure why its leaking from what looks to be the oil pan? not sure im not a scholar when it comes to engines haha
what can i do to fix this is it gonna be expensive?




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the colour, this seems to be anti-freeze. I would check whether the water pump is leaking from it's weep hole. If so, replace it. It is relatively simple and inexpensive. Until you do, keep a watch on your coolant level. If you manage to seriously overheat the engine you might be looking at a big bucks repair.

Edit: D'oh. Just looked at the title of the thread. There goes my detective cred Smile . Anyway, my comments about the water pump and coolant level still stand.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess Waterpump too!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah its not the waterpump , i put a new radiator in last spring and inspected all that plus hoses, i think its just weird where its leaking from makes no sense to me
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not trying to insult your intelligence, but it very well could be the weep hole on the bottom of the waterpump. When the hole goes, it normally goes all at once. You said you replace the radiator last spring which was a year ago. I've seen this issue before and 9 times out of 10, it was the weep hole. Just my .02 though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You replaced the Radiator and inspected the water pump?

Not much you can tell by "looking" at a waterpump. Likely it is the waterpump. The weep hole lets you know it (seal) is leaking by.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote Water Pump!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now is it a hard job to do? i know i gotta take off the fan, shroud, radiator, the belt ugh what a pain in the arse
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is a fairly easy job. Well, compared to everything else its pretty simple. Yea you take off all of that stuff but its not all that bad. I replaced all my hoses and the thermostat while I was in there, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kirkwood007 wrote:
It really is a fairly easy job. Well, compared to everything else its pretty simple. Yea you take off all of that stuff but its not all that bad. I replaced all my hoses and the thermostat while I was in there, too.


happen to know the size of the wrench to take the fan off?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ewwww nope you stumped me. If I find my repair manual I will repost with the wrench size. I always check my haynes manual for stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usemy3rdArm wrote:
kirkwood007 wrote:
It really is a fairly easy job. Well, compared to everything else its pretty simple. Yea you take off all of that stuff but its not all that bad. I replaced all my hoses and the thermostat while I was in there, too.


happen to know the size of the wrench to take the fan off?

Remove the 4 small bolts/nuts (I don't remember which) that hold the fan blade to the fan shaft. I think they're 1/2".
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