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Water leaking from side of engine 1998 Ford Escort 1.8 GTI

Hi. I have a big water leak coming down the underside of the engine near the cam belt. Is this water pump? Recently the car has been getting very hot but the water level in the resivour dosen't go down.

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Replace your water pump if you havent

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More than likely its a head, Crappy Mazda had many issues with their cyl heads

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Not to scare you but it sounds like the head is cracked i had the same issue.but it can in deed be the water pump.as far as the water level maybe it hasent used what is already in the motor yet so it hasent called for more from the reserve tank.

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