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Coolant leak - 1981 Ford F-150 straight 6cyl., no AC

Upon re-filling coolant after replacing lower radiator hose, noticed drip stream from bottom of hose. Radiator replaced approx 90 days prior w/ no leakage until suspecting lower hose. Hose clamp re-tightened at engine side & dry at radiator end ..Wondering if drips are from water pump 'weep hole' & if so whether this is early indicator of impending water pump failure. Comment ?

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You know what i would do if i were you. I would get some BARS radiator leak stop. This stuff is unbelievable for the price. I bought an older grand am for a work beater, had a bad coolant leak and i didnt feel like pulling the water pump and jacket because it woulda cost me more for the jacket and gaskets then i bought the car for. Put a bottle of leak stop in there for 10 bucks and it stopped and hasn't leaked sense.

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From what you describe I am sure it is the water pump that is leaking, check the pump bearing for play to confirm

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