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Coolant leak I have a slow coolant leak. I've replaced the thermostat. I paid this mechanic to change the water pump because he told me that was the problem. But why is it still leaking in the same exact place. exact same spot. I kinda doubt he changed it. What else could it be in that same spot. We've checked for hose leaks doesn't seem to be a leaky hose. Help!

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It is possible that the housing for the water pump has corroded and the new(hopefully) gasket is unable to seal off properly. Water pumps have a bleed hole underneath before the bearing so that in the event of the seal leaking the water will run out and not affect the bearing. May be the housing was not cleaned properly and a piece of old gasket is preventing the new gasket for fitting properly. If you have doubts that he did the job go back and front him to get the job done properly. Remember that in future the replaced part is yours and you have rights in law to take the old part home with you to prove it was changed.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

  • adrienna anderson Jul 14, 2013

    He gave me a part in a box, but didn't give me the recipt once I asked for it. I've been calling him and calling him and no answer. He was referred to me by someone. Can you tell me what the housing looks like. my other mechanic said he doubts it was the water pump and doubts he changed it. Ive been adding water and coolant I paid him like 300.00 only to get jimped seems. thanks for your answer. will take it to another mechanic to let him investigate your claim.

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Radiator Fan Control Relay Switch. I bet your electric fan doesn't run?

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time to take it to the dealer for an estimate only.  Then get the repairs done as you can afford them at a independent garage.  Sadly it may be time for a replacement auto if the rear main seal, or the crank seal is leaking. 

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It may be temperature sensor on radiator. Dashboard gets info from it. If this sensor is not good, ac will stop and dashboard willl show some strange temperatures.

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If you have water leaking inside on your floorboards it is your heater core. Normally not very expensive.

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I don't know what you mean by struts on the plug. If this is the plug on the lower radiator reservoir the cheap fix is to silicone a new plug and reinstall it. Don't over tighten. If the silicone doesn't work you may have to have a shop replace the tank they're in. If it's plastic, the whole radiator is toast.If it's metal a radiator shop can re-solder it.

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