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Old 16 Oct 2012, 09:35 am
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Default 2001 PT Leaking coolant

Leaking coolant from front of engine (passenger side). Drips are coming from the passenger side of the block closest to the firewall. Read through some of the forums, and the radiator, cap, and thermostat look dry on the outside. Coolant is dripping, so I know there is a leak. I haven't started taking things off yet, but was trying to locate the weep hole and the water pump itself. Does someone have some pictures or suggestions on what to look for?
Have my fingers crossed for a hose, but the only hoses i see are going to/from radiator look good. I don't see the hoses for the heat.

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edit: 2.4L w/ 170,000 miles Manual Trans A/C

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Old 16 Oct 2012, 03:29 pm
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Default Re: 2001 PT Leaking coolant

First, good you did a search before posting!!!!

Don't think I have a pic from below of WP installed on engine, but crawl under passenger's front and look up- Lower radiator hose goes to and intake pipe, which fits directly in back of WP.
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 05:33 pm
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Default Re: 2001 PT Leaking coolant

I figured I was going to have to replace somthing up there, so I started taking stuff apart... Yup, the water pump is the source. There is an orangish / redish orange stains all over the place. The same color as my driveway under the PT...
So, I am going to attempt to replace the water pump and timing belt....
I've gotten the balancer off... Rented a tool from Autozone that was a touch too short. Used a bolt and drilled a pilot dimple after serveral attemps and having the bolt and dowel pin slip.

do I really need to disconnect the A/C lines?
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