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Coolent leak 1998 dodge ram 5.2 Replaced water pump, thermostat gasket and housing, still leaking from somewhere in front part of engine.

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The only other common place that could leak is the intake manifold, i assume you have checked the hoses or replaced them. clean all the coolant off and have the system pressure tested to see where the coolant comes from, u can also try a can of cooling system sealer, many of the products on the market now really work well for intake leaks and even head gasket internal and external leaks, but doubt that is the problem here..

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • mpm359 May 12, 2010

    Some mechanic told me he has to remove the timing cover to fix the leak?

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    yadayada May 12, 2010

    well that is just a guess, was he sure this was the leak? I have this same engine in my truck and can't believe the timing cover is the problem, more likely the coolant is running down from up top perhaps from the intake manifold, the best thing to do is have the system pressure tested, this requires a special tool called a cooling system pressure tester, they run about $40, without that test being done u are guessing.

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