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Old 08-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Coolant leak

I have a coolant leak and it looks like its coming from the water pump. I have 106k miles on it so I'm hoping it's just normal wear and tear and the water pump gasket needs to be replaced and not the whole pump. Any ideas though?
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If it's coming out the weep hole, the water pump is shot.
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There is no way it could just be the gasket if that's where it's leaking from.
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It could be the gasket, was just stating that fact about the pump. Your just going to have to look and see if you can spot where the leak is coming from.
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Re: Coolant leak

I had to change out my water pump it only took 45 mins and 60 bucks for a new OEM water pump from autovalue.com
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Ok thanks guys. What about a pump from autozone or oriellys?
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Ya that will work, just make sure you have a dead blow. My pump was kind of fused in it's housing. The o-ring was really attached to the aluminum. A generous tap with a dead low hammer will help without damaging it or the housing.
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There is no way it could just be the gasket if that's where it's leaking from.
If you get a spray bottle full of reall soapy water, you can spray around where you think it leaking. When you start to see bubbles, then that where its at. It works good for hoses so it should work for that.
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It may not be the water pump. Take a good look at the plastic thermostat housing. If you got 106,000 miles on it there is a good chance that the housing is split. The split usually happens on the back.
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It may not be the water pump. Take a good look at the plastic thermostat housing. If you got 106,000 miles on it there is a good chance that the housing is split. The split usually happens on the back.
Oh ya I already had to change that at like 103k. But I will def look again. I've seemed to always have a problem with my coolant since I got the car. Is that normal for mustangs or just the fact I have so many miles?
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Oh ya I already had to change that at like 103k. But I will def look again. I've seemed to always have a problem with my coolant since I got the car. Is that normal for mustangs or just the fact I have so many miles?
Seems to me that may be an issue. I thought the GT used metal in the housing.

Whoops this is the V6. Yeah I had mine go out at 60k miles. It's common in the ranger after reading on the net.
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