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Old 23 Dec 2010, 02:16 pm
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I have a bad coolant leak on my 2003. Coolant is pouring out on the passenger side of the engine. I know that sounds like the water pump, but I'm hoping it's not, since I had a new one installed when I did my timing belt (about 10,000 miles ago). Before i get in there to look, does anyone know of anything else it may be? Obviously I'll look at the lower radiator hose, but maybe there's something else? Like I said, it's pouring out, not slowly leaking.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 02:31 pm
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Question Re: Coolant leak

hope its just your bottom hose that would be an easy fix,the other the WATER PUMP harder fix i hope its not that the pumps should last a lot longer and if you had a stealership do the work it might have a warrenty of some kind.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 04:08 pm
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We could take guesses all day but until you get in there and see what's leaking, you'll never know.
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 08:36 pm
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Check directly under your thermostat housing cover (it's the black pipe that has your radiator cap on top of it). Mine was leaking slowly--but maybe your thermostat gasket is being a bit more passionate.

Also, check your heater-core hoses; then check your lower radiator hose on both ends.

Good luck,

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