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Leaking antifreeze around the belt and pulleys.

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Water pump is bad. Get it replaced!

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1994 deville smoking leaking antifreeze around the belt area

Yes, this is going to most likely be the water pump. The high pitch squeak you hear is the primary symptom of a water pump. That along with where it is leaking says water pump as well.

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95 Chevy caprice leaking antifreeze from what looks like a pipe under the engine.. But the serpentine belt is wet & spraying antifreeze, so wherever it's leaking from, it's hitting the serpentine belt

Your water pump has a small hole on the top and the bottom of the housing right behind the belt pulley. This is known as a weep hole and is there to let you know when the front seal has gone out of the pump and it is in need of changing. You really want to get this taken care of because on your engine the ignition system is ran off of the crank pulley and is known as "Opti-Spark" when the system gets antifreeze in it it usually goes bad. The Opti-Spark distributor sits right underneath the water pump, so a leaking water pump soon will take out your distributor which is another added expense.

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How do you take the water pump on a 2001 chevy impala off.

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Why do i have antifreeze leaking out from d my pullies?

You probably have a water pump that is leaking. There is what they call a weep hole at the bottom of the pump housing and this is where the coolant would leak out on to the front of the crank pulley which would possibly get in the belt pulley grove of the crank pulley and spread it around when the engine is running. You could have a leaking thermostat gasket or upper radiator hose which connects to the motor that is leaking. There is no antifreeze which circulates in your pulleys nor are they filled with antifreeze.

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Antifreeze leak

Sounds like it might be a leaking water pump behind the pulley.

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My 1996 oldsmobile acheiva is leaking antifreeze but it doesn't seem to be a leak in the radiator. Could my water pump need replacement?

Sounds like the radiator is OK...if you cannot see any visible leaks...if you have inspected upper and lower radiator hoses and could be the water pump...however you should be able to see some antifreeze around the water pump pulley...changing the water pump on your Oldsmobile is not a major do not have to remove any motor mounts to do this...only if your serpentine belt is worn and needs replacement...your Olds will require the removal of the upper motor mount in order to change the serpentine belt...sounds like you are on the right track...:)

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I had a slow antifreeze leak. Today it sounded like a bearing growling. Then after a bit it stopped and it was hard to move the wheel. I stopped popped the hood and the serpentine belt is gone. I figure...

the belt is probally around 10 bucks and the pump can very in price depending on if you get the part ordered and repaired at a shop or if you do it yourself im just gunna say roughly around 40 bucks for the pump again varing on where you purchase it

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Water pump leaking antifreeze, it's common to happen when the water pump goes bad. Good luck and keep me posted

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Probably a water pump seal unfortunately. Pressurize the system, with the engine off, use a mirror to look under the water pump pulley to see if any fluid is dripping from the water pump seal weep hole.
If it is, change the water pump.
Good luck, let me know.

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I dont know for sure but i would find out what that pulley is, because if its the water pump i bet that its dripping out of that and running down the fire wall and just dripping off this bolt, but ive never heard of a pulley near a fire wall, and what is this bolt there for, what does it go to? can you screw it in any more?

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