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Water leaks after putting on new water pump

Put on new water pump and it leaks from the housing that it bolts to , right at the were the lower raditor hose connects , could this housing be cracked ? how much trouble is this to replace

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Check the hose. It could be that it has been clamped to hard. They are very easy to replace. Also make sure that you put enough gasket sealant on there

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Where is the thermostate located on a 1998 cadillac catera 3.0 v6 engine


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To Locate your thermastat, Open your Hood and look down at the top of your radiator.You'll see a Top Raditor Hose that goes from your radiator to your Thermastat Housing.

You'll see a Hose clamp on the Thermastat housing .

NOTE: before you loosen the Hose Clamp Make sure you your car is cooled down and remove your radiator cap to release any pressure that is in your system.

After the Hose is off you'll see a Domed shaped Housing that is your Thermastat Housing. Remove the Bolts that Hold the Housing on and Seals the Cooling System.From Leaking out of the Housing.

After removing the Housing you'll see your Thermastat .Just remove it and Clean up all old gasket Material so you can replace the gasket with your new one .But put in your new thermastat 1st.

Then make sure you seal the gasket with Gasket Glue. And Replace the Housing Bolts and Tighten up good and Sung.

Put back on your hose then clamp.And Refill your Radiator with Coolant.

This will get your new thermastat in and get you Ready to go .

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Water pump


buy a new water pump, remove the radiator, remove the hose from the pump, remove the bolts that holds the pump, remove the old pump.

put the new gasket in the pump, dont forget to put a little bit of grease just to hold the gasket inplace. put the new pump, use the old bolts from where they are taken ( sometimes they are not of equal length ). if you have a torque wrench then use it to tighten the bolts with equal amounts of torque. put the hose back, put the radiator back, put water in the radiator, run the engine and look for some leaks at the new pump.

i hope i did it..

tnx, drcool

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