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Pump is leaking slowly from front seal, makes noise at highway speeds. I'm wanting to flush and refill the system with Barrs stop leak and re conditioner fluid. Wheres the best place to open the system?

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The flush process is pretty straight forward. Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator, remove thermostat cover and thermostat then replace the cover without the thermostat. Connect a water hose to the top radiator hose connection. Turn the water on and allow it to run until it comes out clear from the radiator upper hose. Make sure you have set the heater controls to max Heat start the vehicle to make sure you get full circulation. The key in all of this is to make sure you have started by draining the system into containers so you don't poison your animals since they will drink this radiator fluid. Back flushing is a little more difficult and the best connection point for that is the hose that goes from the motor to the heater core. Preston sells a back flush kit that has those instructions. Remember not to mix regular anti-freeze with the Mopar 5 year protection, don't mix green with red.

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Best thing to do is replace the pump as it is make noise telling you that it is coming apart. Unless you have the money to buy another engine you can patch it but a pump is far less expensive than a engine.

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