I put a bucket under water pump to see if it was that, but water is leaking from more than that area.. It starts leaking as soon as water goes in the tub, before any cycling starts. Does pump have a gasket or seal that would cause water to leak from that large an area, causing water to spew then drip?
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Re: LEAKING FROM BOTTOM
Is it leaking only when it is filling or all the time? If it is only leaking during fill, it could be an air gap device
Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.
The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.
Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
If it is leaking all the time it could be the main tub seal. Hope this helped.
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Could be either. Try tightening the clamp on the hose. If still leaking, probably the pump. There is a hole on bottom of pump behind the pump pulley, called a "weep hole". If the pump's internal seal is bad, this hole will leak coolant. Can you get a piece of mirror situated right to view this area? Or if you see white stains on the pump behind the pulley, that could be coolant leak.
It is likely the water pump is leaking and the coolant is running back under the engine. Put you finger under the bottom of the water pump near the front where the shaft comes out, if it comes back wet with coolant the pump is leaking.
Is antifreeze coming from "weep" hole in bottom of case under shaft nose? is it coming from the heater hose (small hose coming of side and going into firewall to heater core inside engine compartment? is it coming from bad gasket between pump and front case?
get a paper towel and dry these areas then start engine. when it starts leaking that will tell you if you need to change the water pump (gasket leak or weep hole shaftseal leak) or if you just need to replace/repair heater hose.
1st check to see if the hose to the thermostat housing is tight, if so, then check the thermostat housing to see if anti freeze is leaking from that area, if so replace the gasket, or try tightning down the bolts, but don't over do it with the tightening, if that area is ok, then check to see if antifreeze is leaking from water pump, start vehicle and let run, and observe the pump for any leakage, do not get close to the fan area, most of the time when water pumps go bad , they have a small hole in the bottom of the pump, this is called a weep hole, this is a true sign that the bearing and seal in the pump is wearing out, hope that this information has helped.
It sounds like the water pump . The pump has a small hole in the bottom of it thats there to let you know when the pump seal is leaking its to prevent the pump from failing in a major way at highway speeds where it would do a lot of damage . Most water pumps have this and its called a weep hole . If this is were its leaking you need to have the water pump replaced farly soon the bearing will be the next thing to go
CHECK AROUND WATER PUMP AREA.AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING FOR LEAKS.THE MECHANIC WHO PUT THE WATER PUMP ON MAY FORGOT TO PUT SEALANT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WATER PUMP GASKET CAUSING LEAKS.LOOK AROUND THERMOSTAT HOUSING FOR LEAKING.IF THERMOSTAT SEAL WAS DAMAGE DURING INSTALLATION IT WILL CAUSE LEAKING.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS AROUND RADIATOR .CHECK RADIATOR TOP AND BOTTOM HOSES FOR LEAKS AND CHECK HEATER PIPES AND HEATER CORES HOSES FOR LEAKS.IF ALL HOSES GOOD.CHECK FOR LEAKING CORE PLUGS.
could have a hose leaking, heater hose, upper or lower radiator hose, coolant recovery tank leaking, radiator leaking, water pump leaking. You could put something under the car when you park it to get a general idea where to start looking for the leak. Make sure what ever it is you will be able to see the water when you get up in the morning. Might try a large piece of cardboard cut to fit under radiator and engine all the way up under fire wall just to have the whole engine bay area covered so you'll be able to find the leak