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Tempature started to go up, radiator leaking at top seamline, replaced radiator and hoses Wednesday,on Friday steam was coming from under hood, radiator nor hoses were leaking, could this be the waterpump?

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Yes, it could be, but I would pressure test it and see if it is actually leaking from there.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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  1. Check the water hose include the heater hose, it is a smaller hose behind the engine on the top near the back of the hood, find out which hopes is leaking.

  1. If the hose is OK, check the freeze plug on the engine, because if the engine is too old, maybe the plug was rust and leaking, when it’s leaking, the engine is hot, you will see the steam under the hood.

  1. When engine is hot, you have to be very carefully, do not open the water cap, if you want to open, you have to either wait a while or use a heavy towel to cover the radiator cap, then open it.

  1. Maybe the radiator is leaking.
I hope this can help you a little bit. good luck.

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