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I gotI got a water leak from the back of my engine and it's not the water seal what else could it be is a 1998isuzu hombre 2.2 nor the water pump

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Would really need more information, or a photo of the area of the leak. - Most likely one of two items: 1. Heater hose (from engine to heater core) 2. Head gasket failing (though I doubt this as you'd be having other issues if this was the cause - such as oil in coolant or coolant in oil).

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You guessed it, the shaft bearings are shot.

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SOURCE: 1995 Mazda Protege, leaking from the Water Pump seal.

the water is coolant, it is coming from the water pump front seal.

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SOURCE: water pump removal (cant get power steering pump out)

To access and remove the waterpump, the powersteer bracket has to be removed completely. To do this, the rear camshaft drive pulley must be removed (need a tool to hold pulley, bolt tight) and then the thin sheetmetal shield behind the pulley. This allows access to the lower powersteer bracket bolts.
Removal of the engine mount is also required to perform timing belt replacement. It also helps to increase your access room too.
I would recommend you replace the waterpump why you are there as they have a tendancy to fail at around 140000 km's.

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SOURCE: coolant leak in the back of water pump.

replace water pump; sounds like it's coming from the weep hole(that's what it's called), because it starts like tears, and then comes the floodgates. your're gonna need a w pump.

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SOURCE: oil leak in my 98 mazda protege

Could be a rear main seal.

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