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I have a coolant leak coming from the passenger side of the van. It appears to be coming from a part that I am not sure what it is. The lower radiator hose comes from this part, back to the bottom of the radiator. Is this a possible source for the leak, and what is the part called?

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  • barvis_9 Oct 08, 2010

    I thought that it was maybe the water pump. Thanks for the help!



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The water pump is connected to the radiator hose.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines To Remove:
Water pump location (3.3 and 3.8L engines) I have a coolant leak coming from the passenger - 91153g21.gif

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the serpentine belt.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right front wheel and lower fender shield.
  5. Remove the water pump pulley.
  6. Remove the five mounting bolts and remove the pump from the engine.
  7. Discard the O-ring. Clean the O-ring sealing surface and inspect the water pump for damage, cracks, seal leaks, and loose or rough turning bearings.
When installing the pump, make sure that the O-ring is properly seated in the groove in the pump body (3.3 and 3.8L engines) 91153g22.gif

To Install:
  1. Install a new O-ring into the water pump groove. Install the pump onto the engine. Tighten the mounting bolts to 108 in. lbs. (12 Nm).
  2. Install the water pump pulley. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  3. Install the fender shield and wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts, in sequence, to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm). Lower the vehicle.
  4. Install the serpentine belt.
  5. Refill the cooling system to the correct level with a 50/50 mixture of clean, ethylene glycol antifreeze and water. Bleed the cooling system.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable, run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the overflow tank and check for leaks.
  7. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.
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  • alancathy Nov 19, 2010

    I am sure this is your heater core leaking



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