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Water leaking from water pump i think but it is not running hot

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Check your water pump return hose located over vthe alt usually they go

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It will get hot after it runs out of water, change pump

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My 2001 Plymouth leaks coolant got to add bout twice a week been doing it 2 weeks now it doesn't run hot is it the water pump going out


check the engine for where the water is leaking. I had an engine leaking at the back side and it was corroded
Welsh plugs in the engine. If it was the water pump water it would be leaking out the water pump. Check Hoses with engine hot . Also check exhaust pipe is not blowing steam out from a blown head gasket.

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I think my water pump is out. How would I know


could be the water pump but I would be looking for a larger leak, like a radiator hose, radiator tank split
most water pumps leak a slow dribble and then mostly when running
have a pressure test done on the cooling system to find the exact location of the leak

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98 Dodge Stratus runs rough, stalls, is running hot. I replaced the cam and crank shaft position sensors when the codes came up, also replace the fuel pump a few months ago. Now this. It also doesn't start...


Well the timing belt and water pump either work or they don't. So I doubt either part has actually failed.
I think I would want to figure out the running hot problem first since that could cause the other two if its a leaking head gasket.

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I think my water pump is leaking on my 98 nissan altima


Very possible. The water pump will be run by the timing belt behind the engine cover and on the same side of the motor as all your external belts. Make sure there are no hoses close by that could be leaking and if not it will probly be the water pump. Usually they will make a noise when they are failing. Remeber if it is just a drip and it is hot outside if you run your air conditioning it will drip water from the condenser as well.

Sep 05, 2012 | 1998 Nissan Altima

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My 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo is sometimes running hot. My overflow tank remains full. But the radiator is losing water somewhere but I see no water on the ground or anywhere else. When I take the radiator...


indicates an air lock in the cooling system
could be from a failing head gasket ( do a compression test)
have a coolant pressure test done to find the leak
possible a water pump seal leaking when running
check sump oil for greying color ( failure of the housing behind the pump impeller

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Car wont stay running and i thought it was feul pump or fuel filter. i replaced both and it still wont run. it will crank sometimes but cuts right off like its not getting fuel, at least thats what i was...


not value cover gasket leak out around spark plug not to inside piston. but cut right off how hot? no water in oil? or filled up piston? maybe head crack. fuel pump pumping? crack line not went eng hot. ture key on look or someone look 10lb of pressure comeing out fast.water no. antifreeze yes.

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I have a 2003 lincoln ls it keeps running hot I replaced thermostat, radiator cap, water pump,and had lines drained. After replacing water pump and thermostat car ran fine for a month I went and got an ol...


Suspect you have a loose clamp on a radiator hose or the oil change guy made something leak. There is a tool which is similar to a a bicycle pump in that it pressurizes the water system and your engine does not have to run or be hot to test. Some major auto parts stores may have a loaner.

Its going to stay hot and lose pressure until you fix the leak.

Jun 29, 2017 | Lincoln LS Cars & Trucks

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Car is running hot I think it's my water pump .


The most likely causes of a hot running engine are the following:

1. low antifreeze level in the radiator and cooling system.
2. fan not turning on at operating temperature.
3. restrictions in the cooling system such as sediment build up.

Water pumps usually leak when they are bad, and can cause an overheat because of low coolant level.
Check whether the water pump is leaking after topping off the coolant level and running at operating temperature, and then shutting off the car's engine.

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My 2006 charger 3.5 is leaking coolant but only somtimes is it a sign of water pump malfunction no indications on the gauges but car seems to be running hot


this is most likely the water pump if it is leaking at front of engine, the water pump is under the large timing belt cover and driven by the timing belt, so both are changed at the same time.

Feb 04, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Charger

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Low coolant level


The water pump is mounted in the center passenger side of the motor possibly inside with timing belt but if it is leaking you will see the water and coolant in that area.

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