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Leaking antifreeze on the right side new water pump and hose to on over a month ago

After the water pump was put on the van started leaking the mech. tightened everything up and it stop. Yesterday it started again and a new hose was put on and it stop again. The air conditioner was on last night while driving. This morning it started leaking again. the leak is on the right side.

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  • trentacephl May 21, 2009

    No, the water pump was replaced because the van started making a noise and when checked I was told it was the water pump.

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You changed the water water pump because it probably overheated. you might have a broken head gasket and combustion pressure is entering the cooling system

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    Jun Magno May 28, 2009

    when the engine is in its normal operating temp, drive it around the block. then press the upper radiator hose if it feels very very hard then sure you have combustion pressure entering the cooling system.

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