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98 Ford Explorer SOHC 4.0 V6 Water Leak

Replaced water pump. still leaking water. cant get a good look @ where its coming from. looks to be coming from just above the water pump on passenger side. I've heard that its the thermostat housing on back and the timing cover seal. also heard it could be the intake gasket. whats more likely? what the easiest way to find out?

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Take it to a mechinc shop and have them do a pressure test

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MAKE SURE YOU PUT GASKET SEALER ON BOTH SIDES OF WATER PUMP GASKETS. REPLACE THERMOSTAT HOUSING O - RING SEAL.AND HOSE TO THERMOSTAT HOUSING.FIRST.THAT WAY YOU TAKE CHEAPER ROUTE FIRST.THAT WAY YOU KNOW IF ITS THE INTAKE MANIFOLD LEAKING ANTIFREEZE.

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Its your thermostat housing, there is a problem with them, replace it

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