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Old 05-11-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Help please

Last night I finally installed everything on to my 1989 Mustang gt and soon as I poured my antifreeze in the frount I thought I was all finished until I saw that it was leaking around the water pump area and thats the only thing preventing me to start my car someone please reply if you have any idea whats going on

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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My 1st thought is.....are all the bolts tight and then I'd move to the gaskets .. did they seal ...is it bent , or damaged? Did you install the backing plate on the back side of the water pump and are those 2 bolts tight and did you use a new gasket there?
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Im pretty sure everything is correct do you recommend taking everything apart? Should I call someone? What would you do if you had this problem?

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I'd start off by drying things up with a towel, paper towel or air whatever it takes to get the area dry and check and see where the leak is coming from that way you should be able to find the cause of the leak. If that doesn't work then you'll need take things apart and find the cause of the leak.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:40 PM   #5
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But I cant really get under there to see what it is unless lifting it up lets me

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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Do what almost said.......dry, then clean, then inspect.

Check the gasket and retorque to make sure all is ok. Pretty simple then if not we move onto the next round.
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Idk why its doing that its dripping on the top of the water pump and making a pile of liquid then drips and leaks half ways empty do you think lifting the car would help I cant take everything off by myself its hard to get the belt off by myself but I will blow dry and get some light and figure this out

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It shouldn't be hard at all to remove the belt. All you need is a 12 MM socket and a breaker bar... slip the 12 MM socket over the bolt holding the tensioner pulley on and lift upward in a counter clockwise direction. This will release the tension on the belt and then remove the belt the belt.
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I know that but the problem is the belt is super tight but thanks a lot for the information I have my mechanic here he found the problem or I did but hes helping

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:41 AM   #10
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What was the caused the leak?
The belt shouldn't be that tight, there is a belt wear indicator on the tensioner and you should be within that range.
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It was a wrong bolt I had hell fixing it but I finally got it I put a couple washers and it stoped dripping right away

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^^^^^

Yep......... a wrong bolt will do it every time.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:36 PM   #13
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And what about the belt?
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Just being negative lol didn't think I could do it but all I had to do was take off some hoses and get to it

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Old 05-14-2014, 02:43 PM   #15
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Well there ya go, on the road to becoming a little man.

Ya broke your cherry.
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Lmao not yet man I need to get me a bumper

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