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Water pump leaked coolant into oil is motor done or can i just replace pump

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  • paul_shea414 Apr 12, 2009

    notced leak getting gas maybe drove 3 miles after getting it going

  • StrollerMama May 11, 2010

    How long was the coolant leaking into the oil? How far was it driven like that? If it was driven for a while before you noticed then it is likely that the main bearings is shot which would score the crank shaft. If it happens to be a 2.7L, that likely happened very quickly. If you caught it very soon after it happened, you may be able to change the pump out and then change your oil several times to make sure you got all of the water out of the system.

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It should be OK after a few oil changes. I would keep a close eye on the oil to make sure it isn't turning milky or foamy. If it starts knocking, you may have a more serious problem.

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