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1995 dodge dakota antifreeze leak

1995 dodge dakota v6 has antifreeze leak between water pump and block. leak is not at water pump gasket. it appears to be right aginst the block. the leak is on the pass. side right behind where lower hose would attach to water pump. does not appear to be any sort of freeze plug. it looks like it is leaking between the block and the alum. support bracket for the altenator. no residue in the oil. just leaking antifreeze. can see it spraying out when the engine is running. any ideas would be appreciated..

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  • nickthegr81 Feb 07, 2009

    i have the exact same problem in my 1999 dodge ram 1500. there is a leak between the pump and the block, sprays antifreeze out towards passenger side

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    i have the same problem as well on my 1993 dodge dakota. ive re-installed a brand new pump with diff types of gaskets and sealants twice now with same leaky result. sprays out on pass side as well. about to try another new pump after being told that theres a slim chance that this one is just made to fit wrong. please stop me if i dont need to take it all apart yet again



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Check out your freeze plugs. They are thin metal cups that press fit into the side of the block. Use a mirror and a light to inspect while the engine is running.

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Best to use a pressure tester on the radiator to see the leak happen without the engine running.

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