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Old 05-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Third coolant leak in two weeks!!

So the left heater hose went first, almost leaving me stranded (lucky I was close to home). Yesterday the upper radiator hose sprung a leak under the clamp where it connect to the radiator (I tightened it and coated it in rubber cement for a temp fix until I get home where I have a new hose set).

And also apparently yesterday the car sprung another leak. I'm guessing it's water pump related but I'm not positive. After running the car for a minute, the crank pulley is shooting drops of coolant around, with most of it collecting left of the pulley and dripping down the oil pan. I can provide picture if that will help. What do you guys think? I'm hoping it's just a hose leak I'm missing somewhere because I just did my timing belt/valve cover gasket and decide NOT to replace the water pump. Thanks!
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It would seem when it rains it pours w/ coolant leaks. I never had problems until recently, and my hoses have been pinholing like crazy lately. stick with it and do all your hoses and lines at once.
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I'd love to sit and go through everything but my new hose kit is 2 hours away at home... I'm gonna put some miles on it today while staying in the local area and hope it doesn't get worse. I'm just wondering whether or not I'm looking at putting in a new water pump because then I need to to overnight ship one or find one at autozone and spend tomorrow morning changing it out.
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i'd say (depending on mileage) you're probably due for a coolant flush anyway.

any way you can tell if your water pump is leaking from the weep hole? it would suck to have to do right after the t belt job, but that does seem to be the way it goes
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