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Replaced water pump for the 5th time and it leaks from the hole u

I put new tensioner and new pulleys ,new Ford dealer water pump 5 times and after 1 week its leaking again from the hole under the freeze plug .Ive heard its normal to leak for the seal to be sealed but it leaks alot.

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No , it's not normal to leak.
Either , water pump is bad ( 5 times ? )
or instalation was bad or more likely , leak is not the water pump at all

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • insightcrash May 16, 2010

    Have same problem. Replaced water pump. Still leaks. looks like its coming from just above the water pump somewhere on passenger side. So if its not the water pump (and not bad installation) what is it?

  • Juan Lopez Oct 01, 2012

    Water hose probably... sometime the leaks are so small you can't detect them if the lighting is dimm. Or maybe the leak is from the engine side... if the watter pump doesn't seal properly on the engine.. (surface pitted or rusted), it can cause leaks.

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