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Leaking waterpump? My 03 X type is leaking antifreeze. It is on the driver's side of the engine block. There is a belt going around a small pulley closest to the firewall. I can see the antifreeze dripping from a bolt directly below this pulley. There is no sign of any of the hoses on that side leaking.

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    Just took my jag in to be fixed for the same issue...water pump and thermostat needed to be replaced...my mechanic said it wasn't the pulley that was a problem, but that the packing inside the water pump disintegrates and causes a small leak. I noticed three, very small drops of antifreeze...not everytime the car was parked...the guy told me that often times the engine burns it off, that is why it was seen only intermittently. Cost? almost 800 dollars with labor.

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Hello had the same problem in the last mouth, you need to change the water pump front housing it cost about 75-95 for the part if you can do it your self.

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I dont know for sure but i would find out what that pulley is, because if its the water pump i bet that its dripping out of that and running down the fire wall and just dripping off this bolt, but ive never heard of a pulley near a fire wall, and what is this bolt there for, what does it go to? can you screw it in any more?

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