Leaking on passenger side..think it might be waterpump?
I have recently replaced the radiator (brand new) New hoses.and a New waterpump Last year. Now when I am stopped at a red light, it starts smoking from under the hood. The temp light comes on..does not stay on long..then goes off and does not go on again. Please help getting extremly fustrated..but Love my car.
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Is your overflow tank on that side and full to the top? It may be leaking out if filled too high, but I'd think it would do that only untill not too full, and not only in the winter. And among the things replaced, did you replace the radiator cap?
Hello: The waterpump is on the passenger side of engine. Either the heater hoses are leaking or the waterpmp shaft seals or the radiator hose that attaches to the waterpump. The waterpump is located about in the center, its pulley does not have groves and the pulley is held on the waterpump with 4 10mm bolts.
Coolant leaks can be tough to figure out where they are leaking, because it is tough to check around on a warm, running engine! I hope it isn't your recently changed water pump, but you can't rule that out. To help narrow things down, you can put papers down on your garage floor, and get a better idea as to what area under the hood it is leaking from, such as directly under the radiator, left side, right side, etc. Using a safe cooling system stop leak product is an option too. Bahrs leak is put in the radiator of every brand new car, and is a safe bet to aid in stoping a small leak. Either way, you need to narrow your search area if you want to find the problem, so work that first!
you only have one option...take the pump back for another one with new gaskets and use gasket sealer, making sure all mating surfaces are real clean before assembly. Could there be a small hairline crank in the rear part that you don't see?
Maybe replace the entire assembly
Solenoid pack leaking, Cooler Lines to Radiator leaking, Timing cover leaking, They suggest changing the water pump at the same time as the lower rad hose, timing chain, and valve cover gaskets. This is because it either looks like the water pump will die soon, preventative measures, or the shop is trying to rip you off for an hours labor.
Either way, I would suggest taking it to a mechanic, unless you're a bit of a handy man.
There is a pipe that connects to the rear of the waterpump right where you say it is leaking. I would guess the seal is leaking. Since you have to remove the pump to replace the seal, you should replace the waterpump.
These engines commonly blow the headgasket when overheated, and commonly overheat and leak coolant when the headgasket is blown. So it may be hard to say what came first, but either way you will need to determine if the headgasket is OK before you make any repairs.