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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Yes I have a pin size hole leaking antifreeze from bottom side of water-pump body next to thermostat. Any way to fix leak without replacing water pump??

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Hey there Dave,

Had the same thing happen to my Wrangler about three years ago.
It was the weep hole too.

I drained the coolant, dried the weep hole and plugged it with a small amount of that solid epoxy they market to fix holes in gas tanks. I refilled the radiator and the plug held.

It's still holding.
Just an alternative option

Mike

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    Justin Case Nov 26, 2008

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for rating my solution.

    When I get a rating other than a FixYa, I like to find out how I might improve (and make a subtle attempt to upgrade the rating).

    So I'm curious, I would think that my solution satisfied your request for a fix that did not require replacement of the pump.

    Was this not what you requested?

    I realize the time frame my be a factor, but there are many types of pumps with that weep hole. Odds are that this particular trick will serve you or someone you know in the future. After all, you are a Handyman, Dave.

    With that thought, I respectfully ask you to reconsider the potential value of that freely given tidbit.

    Either way, have a great day and thanks for using FixYa.
    Best Regards
    Mike


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No, what you're seeing is the weep hole leaking on the water pump. This is the warning sign that the water pump is worn out. Don't use any stop leak or anything to attempt to stop it. You'll be waisting your time. You'll have to replace water pump at this point.

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