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Its leaking coolant and I think its from the water pump i need the location to be sure

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The water pump will be on the serpentine assembly. It'll have a little hole on the shaft that connects with the pulley. If it's leaking out of the weep hole, your water pump is bad. You can also check the bearings by removing the belt, grasping the pulley, and try rocking it back and forth, up and down. If it moves, your bearings are bad and you'll have to replace the water pump.

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