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Coolant leak, Help!

I have a coolant leak on the left of the motor. It is coming from behind the pulley closest to the bottom on the motor. Can drive maybe 10 miles before all coolant is leaked out. The problem developed within 1 day. Is this a gasket or a cracked block maybe? Is this going to be the cost of a new car to repair?

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  • s1kkmc May 13, 2009

    Well, that makes me a bit relieved. I will try and get a better look behind that pulley to see if it is coming from the weep hole. I did not know such a thing existed! I have 165k miles and it has treated me well, so I cross my fingers. Thanks guys, Ill post back!

  • s1kkmc May 17, 2009

    Well, bad news I think. I pulled a few things to get a better look and it is not coming from the weep hole on the water pump. It appears to be coming from below the water pump but it is behind what appears to be my main drive pulley. When I put water into my radiator is leaks out even when the car is not running AND the upper radiator hose is off. This is looking more and more like a major problem as opposed to a mild problem.

    I still have to pull off the water pump pulley to see where it is exactly coming from, but it is a nightmare just to get to the bolts that hold it on!

    I will update after I get the pulley and anything else that is in my way, but any other suggestions would be helpful.

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Not familiar with your engine layout, could it be your water pump that's leaking? When the shaft bearings go bad, it will leak at the 'weep' hole behind and under the pulley.



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Look forward to your update, and yes, a water pump replacement sounds better than a motor replacement!

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Sounds like the water pumps Knackered. Should only cost about 100 GBP or 150 dollars to sort surely a 200sx is worth the investment they're normally bomb proof !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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