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Old 04-21-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Engine leaking coolent from the block?? I got pics

Hey guys

I was driving home and when I got in to take a look at the engine I noticed a lot of coolent leaking from the block right around where the water pump and bottom pully are where the crankshaft and the sensors are.. etc..

take a look tell me what is the problem with it..







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im gonna guess that your water pump got up and left, unless there is a hose that blew there, or got cut by the belt.
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Feel the underside of the water pump. Dry? Feel where the pump meets the engine, can you tell if it is coming from the gasket?
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if the engine is close to a 93 SE'*, then check the hose underneath the alternator. Mine came loose and was leaking coolant not to long ago.
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im hoping its a water pump or gasket.
SOmething like that is a cheap fix..
becasue I think that the coolent is leaking on my sensors beneth it.. causing the Service engine soon light to come on.. thats what I think is happening
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Water pump on a 3800 comes under "periodic maintanance". Is very easy to replace. Am a bit of a fanatic on getting the surface clean and just wet the gasket with white grease - no Permatex or blue death. Figure I'll be back in a few years.
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so u guys think its a waterpump?
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Yep, waterpump'* got my vote.
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Check both the water pump and the water pump bypass hose..

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