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Vehicle is 1999 T/C Limited (3.8L, V6) Leaking in 2 places.

Leaking coolant on passenger side of vehicle and transmission fluid on drivers side. This is quote after inspection: "SOLENIOD PACK LEAKING COOLER LINES TO RADIATOR LEAKING TIMING COVER LEAKING SUGGEST WATERPUMP AT SAME TIME LOWER HOSE AND TIMING CHAIN VALVE COVER GASKETS"

There are no commas so I can only guess that there are 3-4 separate problems. Could you decipher this and tell me if it can be fixed without having to pay $1000 mechanic fee?

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  • Delphine Briseno Feb 24, 2009

    You both are great. Thank you so much for the information. Now I can approach my mechanically inclined brother-in-law with some solutions when I ask for help.

  • Delphine Briseno Feb 24, 2009

    Thank you so much.

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The hoses from the transmission to the gadiatro is leaking. The timing cover might be leaking but acording to what I found from www.autozone.com the waterpump is not behing the timing cover. the hose coming off of the waterpump is leaking. If this helps this is how you remover the waterpump.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the serpentine belt.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right front wheel and lower fender shield.
  5. Remove the water pump pulley.
  6. Remove the five mounting bolts and remove the pump from the engine.
  7. Discard the O-ring. Clean the O-ring sealing surface and inspect the water pump for damage, cracks, seal leaks, and loose or rough turning bearings.

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Hi Briseno,

Solenoid pack leaking,
Cooler Lines to Radiator leaking,
Timing cover leaking,
They suggest changing the water pump at the same time as the lower rad hose, timing chain, and valve cover gaskets. This is because it either looks like the water pump will die soon, preventative measures, or the shop is trying to rip you off for an hours labor.

Either way, I would suggest taking it to a mechanic, unless you're a bit of a handy man.

Hope I've helped, don't forget to rate.

Lazaruselite


Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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