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Is my water pump bad?

Leaking coolant

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Is your pump leaking, ? radiator ? hoses ? be specific !!!!!!!!!

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  • lanita colbert Jan 14, 2013

    the radiator blew a big crack and spewed all over the engine compartment. we replaced the radiator, fired it up and it the radiator held just fine but the car was pooling antifreeze. the tank would only hold for about 20 minutes before emptying completely. the leak is coming from somewhere around the water pump but not sure of the exact place.

  • ken hane Jan 14, 2013

    did you have anti-freeze in rad, or just water, in freezing temperatures just water froze the ice expanded , and ruptured your rad. , now your hoses are in question, both go to your engine, top & bottom, the upper rad hose goes to engine top, bottom goes to water p;ump, if ice froze in these areas then its possible hoses are bad, and the gaskets to the water pump, and possibly the water pumpis cracked.

  • lanita colbert Jan 14, 2013

    it was a 50/50 mix water and coolant

  • ken hane Jan 14, 2013

    balls in your court, check every thing , repair it , I pointed out your problem areas, even in warm weather. no magic tricks hear just work



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