Question about 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Squeeking in front of engine when running,doesnt appear to b belt..faint smell of coolant. coolant leaks not this possible water pump beginning to fail

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 161 Answers

Unfortunately, a lot of things squeak or squeal once a vehicle gets over so old. every pully, the belts themselves, engine supports when they get old, the brakes when they wear down, suspension joints on the verge of going, etc. try and isolate the squeal with the hood open, first. the first thing you should check is your power steering pump, which is the first thing to squeal when it gets low. look over the drive belt(s) for anything remotely funny looking. if your not sure about the water pump, focus in on that.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My ford has a leak on the right side front it smells like coolant over a two day period all the coolant leaked on the ground what do i do?

Well depending on what engine is in this vehicle, it could possibly be the water pump that is leaking or possibly a "freeze out" plug on the block. I would say it is more than likely the water pump. If you have no noticeable leaks from any of the hoses or radiator, i would definitely suspect the water pump or possibly the thermostat housing may have cracked and started to leak. My suggestion would be to look at all your hoses carefullly and then check the housings where the hoses connect to the engine block, if no signs of coolant are present, check around the water pump for noticeable coolant leaks. Hope this helps in your search for that coolant leak.

Sep 27, 2012 | 2001 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Take off a water pump 89subaru ea82engine

Presume this is a non-turbo engine. Remove engine timing belt, drain coolant, remove and replace the water pump mounted on the front left of the engine, and re-assemble. Remember to follow correct procedure to reset the timing belt tensioner, and this would be a dandy time to replace the timing belt also. Refill with coolant, run until thermostat opens

Feb 12, 2012 | 1989 Subaru DL

1 Answer

I have a coolant leak coming from the passenger side of the van. It appears to be coming from a part that I am not sure what it is. The lower radiator hose comes from this part, back to the bottom of the...

The water pump is connected to the radiator hose.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines To Remove:
Water pump location (3.3 and 3.8L engines) 91153g21.gif

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the serpentine belt.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right front wheel and lower fender shield.
  5. Remove the water pump pulley.
  6. Remove the five mounting bolts and remove the pump from the engine.
  7. Discard the O-ring. Clean the O-ring sealing surface and inspect the water pump for damage, cracks, seal leaks, and loose or rough turning bearings.
When installing the pump, make sure that the O-ring is properly seated in the groove in the pump body (3.3 and 3.8L engines) 91153g22.gif

To Install:
  1. Install a new O-ring into the water pump groove. Install the pump onto the engine. Tighten the mounting bolts to 108 in. lbs. (12 Nm).
  2. Install the water pump pulley. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  3. Install the fender shield and wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts, in sequence, to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm). Lower the vehicle.
  4. Install the serpentine belt.
  5. Refill the cooling system to the correct level with a 50/50 mixture of clean, ethylene glycol antifreeze and water. Bleed the cooling system.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable, run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the overflow tank and check for leaks.
  7. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.
prev.gif next.gif

Oct 08, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

3 Answers

My 2006 charger 3.5 is leaking coolant but only somtimes is it a sign of water pump malfunction no indications on the gauges but car seems to be running hot

this is most likely the water pump if it is leaking at front of engine, the water pump is under the large timing belt cover and driven by the timing belt, so both are changed at the same time.

Feb 04, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Charger

3 Answers

Isuzu rodeo leaking coolant from engine

with my experiance on these engines it's usually the upper outlet hoses running from the heads into a t then into the upper radiator hose they are pain to replace but 3 out of 3 of my v6 isuzu's have had the same problem you'll have to pull off the theromstat and the coil pack the hoses are very small and run from the end of the heads one on each into a t then into the radiator hose just under the housing

Apr 27, 2009 | Isuzu Rodeo Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

The 3.5 Liter engine is overheating although there has not been any couse leading up to this issue. There was a similar episode in the past that came and then disappeared just as fast. I don't feel...

Most water pumps have what is called a "weep hole" in them. It's there by design, and it's positioned so that as the water pump's bearing wears over time, it exposes the weep hole and allows coolant to leak out. This is so you know that the water pump is worn and you can change it before it fails and takes your motor to the great beyond. Most likely your car has one, so I'd lean away from it being the cause.

If your coolant is disappearing at a decent rate, chances are you have a head gasket leak into the cylinder, and the coolant is being burned away. Have you noticed any smoke from the tailpipes at all? If coolant is being burned off you should see smoke coming out and it should have a sweetish "coolant" smell if there is any significant volume of it. If you're not losing very much at all, it could be either a small tear in the head gasket, or possibly a coolant hose has cracked and is allowing some coolant to leak out.

If possible, I encourage you to park the car and put clean cardboard under the car. Let it run for 10-15 minutes with the cardboard underneath, revving the engine up occasionally (this will speed up the water pump, add cavitation to the system, and add pressure to the system as well). Then shut the car down. Check later on (at least a couple hours later) to see if anything has dripped on the cardboard. If it has, try to note as carefully as possible where on the engine it appears to have dripped from, and you can narrow down your leak spots from there. If the cardboard is still clean, then your engine must be consuming the coolant, and that would be a head gasket problem.

Jul 27, 2008 | Chrysler LHS Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Ram Logo

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

81294 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides