Question about 1991 Volvo 740
Hey, my 91 volvo recently overheated going up a pretty steep hill the other day. I let it cool then filled it with coolant, but now there is a serious steady leak coming from the front, passenger side of the engine. I initially thought that is was just the seal that broke on the hose but it looks like there is a leak just behind where the hose connects to what I think is the waterpump. It is directly in front of where the fan is connected and the coolant is leaking through there as well.
Wondering if I am looking at the waterpump and what kind of repair I should be looking at, if I can do it myself or if it is in for the long haul.
Yes, probably water pump, but easy to do yourself. Change thermostat now as well.
Posted on Mar 11, 2012
There is a pipe that connects to the rear of the waterpump right where you say it is leaking. I would guess the seal is leaking. Since you have to remove the pump to replace the seal, you should replace the waterpump.
These engines commonly blow the headgasket when overheated, and commonly overheat and leak coolant when the headgasket is blown. So it may be hard to say what came first, but either way you will need to determine if the headgasket is OK before you make any repairs.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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