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I have a 1996 Honda accord. Its leaking coolant from the front driver side of the engine. Hoses are good. N I don't know where its coming from. Im thinking bad water pump I hope???? Im constantly putting antifreeze in it. Plz help...

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You would have to jack it up and pressurize coolant system to see for sure.

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waterpump houseing/shaft seal is on the way out hence the water/coolant, running along the block. when hot the seal does so, when cold and depressurising seal doesnt.

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Yes, there is a "bypass outlet" coolant hose that connects from the water pump inlet pipe (metal pipe that runs from back of water pump along engine block to lower radiator hose) to the intake manifold.

I am not sure about the "black box" - not enough detail.

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Yes I think this is the obvious one here. It could also be a core plug weeping, but unlikely unless you've been using water instead of coolant.

Get a couple of quotes for waterpump AND timing belt replacement - as the belt usually has to come off anyway.

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a leak
find source,
once found, replace the bad part,(source) hose or fitting ,etc.
behind means?
in SAE rules behind, means to rear of car. is that you?
old post, easy , it leaks, be happy it tells you before you burn the engine a crisp,
this car if still stock , all hoses on car are bad.
ALL water hoses.
they dont last life of the engine, ever.
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2000 honda accord coolant leak drivers side back of engine

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