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Water leaking/pouring from around the elbow pipe the comes out of the drivebelt tensioner mount and goes into the block/intake

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    water is pouring from around water pump it is pipe that is busted but cant find the pipe name or what it is called please help

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It sounds like a pump is going out?

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