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Waterpump leaks the gasket on the back of the water pump leaks. can i just put something in the coolent to stop this and where do i put it

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Maybe. You could put an additive in, at the radiator cap, but there is no saying it will stop the leak. Are you sure it's the gasket and not the water pump itself. It has abuilt in leak to let you know it's wearing out. Check under the water pump and see if your coolant is coming out of the small hole on the bottom of the pump. If it is change the pump.

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