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Old 04 Jan 2014, 09:50 pm
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So, I have a coolant leak that I see dripping down at the front of block just behind the timing belt cover. It is visible on the firewall side of the block, meaning I see it by crawling under the car and seeing it between the engine and firewall.
Is it a correct assumption that there is nothing else in that area other than the (ugh) water pump.
It is a 2007 2.4L NA manual transmission.

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Old 04 Jan 2014, 11:02 pm
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get a flash light and look around u may get lucky and have a hose leeking or the thermostat neck could be?...if it is yr water pump then I"d go ahead and do the timingbelt and everything in there whil yr at it..and u can get the whole timing belt kit for around $120 shipped..Gates brand off ebay..save a bunch there..keep us posted on what u find? loosing much coolent?
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Old 04 Jan 2014, 11:03 pm
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mine was leeking just a small bit so I did a radaitor flush and filled it with water then it really leeked ..so u may check it that way but it cold out so save yr coolent..I know th water sure poured out of mine..
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Old 05 Jan 2014, 12:15 am
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Why would it only be seen on the firewall side of the engine when the water pump is on the radiator side?

How many miles on the car and is it the original water pump?
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Old 05 Jan 2014, 08:54 am
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Freeze plug rusted thru???
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I'm thinking head gasket? A bit unusual. Coolant lines to either the heater core or turbo if you have that?
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Old 05 Jan 2014, 09:50 am
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Default Re: I probably already know the answer

Years ago, with a Dodge Caravan I had, a hose developed a pinhole leak. It was tough to find because the hose remained dry but shot a super thin, impossible to see, stream of fluid across a 2 foot gap to create a wet spot where the leak wasn't. It eventually took out a sensor and my mechanic found the cause.

The "usual suspects" are the water pump and gaskets but sometimes it's the least suspected that did the crime.
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If it is on the pass side toward the front, could be water pump, bypass hose/connections, upper rad hose/connection, leaky thermostat housing/neck, leaky coolant temp sesnosr where it threads in.
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Old 05 Jan 2014, 09:37 pm
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Well, I looked at it again, and the only reason I saw the drip on the firewall side of the block was because I had the front jacked up. DOH!
When the vehicle is level the drip is closer to the crankshaft center and collects on the oil pan bottom.
And it looks like another picture I found on line where somone suggested that it was the water pump.
I'll let you know.
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is the car overheating? are you getting any type of colored smoke outta your tailpipe?
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