Question about Mitsubishi Mirage
Water is leaking @ water outlet pipe and thermostat housing connection. Will new thermostat gasket fix leak?
Is it all one piece, the outlet pipe and the t-stat housing? The gasket goes on the bottom of the housing where it mates to the engine. If the coolant is leaking from the bottom of the housing, that would require a new gasket. If coolant is leaking where the radiator hose connects to the pipe, have you tried tightening the hose clamp?
If the outlet pipe and housing are separate, there may be an O-ring seal between them. You may want to pull off the radiator hose and check if the pipe is so badly corroded and rusted that it cannot seal anymore, or may have a hole in it, especially if it is thin metal.
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First open the hood of your car and check where the leak is coming. Thermostat gasket is one source but
it could also come the radiator, radiator hose, or the
water pump. Check all these items, and you can do
the repairs by replacing the defective parts. Except for
water pump that really needs a mechanic to replace the
bearings and the mechanical shaft seal.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Do you have a leak at the water pump cover? The water pump? Or the 4 gaskets that seal the water crossover (that the water pump is in) to the cylinder heads?
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
This is called the water pump weep passage which is a sign that your seal in the water pump has failed.
You need to replace the water pump.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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