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I have a water leak that is coming from the bottom of motor seems like it is coming out by the oil pan towards the top, what is the cause of water leak? as sonn as i pour in water into radiator it leaks right back out from that spot.

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Look for a leaking freeze plug. That is a circular disk of metal that is inserted at several locations in the lower half of the engine block, usually. You may have to remove other parts to expose it adequately. It can be removed by tapping one side of it with a hammer and driving one side in, causing it to swivel in the hole, then pry it out. Get a replacement of the correct diameter from your auto parts store, and tap it back into the hole, first making sure the hole is clean a smooth. Be careful to tap all sides of the disk evenly, sometimes it is cup shaped. Tapping on a flat piece of metal covering the whole disk will sometimes be of help in keeping the plug straight in the hole.
The other possibility would be a crack in the engine block. That would require a replacement engine.

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