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The coolant is leakin out around the crank and water pump housin

I just bought a 1987 volkswagon jetta they said the head gasket was gone well i just got it home and check the oil there was no milky colour to it so i started it up for about a min and it started leakin all over the ground so i got under it and looked up and it was comin out from around the crank and water pump housin i have no idea what it could be could some one please help me out

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  • erickirkland May 11, 2010

    water pump gaskets??? could be an easy fix

  • Dave  C
    Dave C May 11, 2010

    I'm curious, why did you buy this when you were told it had a bad head gasket? They are a big job, diagnosing a coolant leak when you have the vehicle right in front of you should be a walk in the park compared to that.

    Here's how you do it, look where the coolant is coming out, that's where it's leaking!


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It could just be the water pump is finished, or not tightly against the engine (there is an o ring between it and the engine).

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