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Old 12-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hey Ma! I gotta leak!

Ok so recently my heat stopped working (sucks right>) so I checked the coolant and reserve tank and noticed I was out so I topped off and put more coolant in the reserve tank, well I kept filling up the reserve tank every couple of days because it would be empty. I started thinking leak. I park in the garage but did not see any stream or dried residue. Well I did a radiator flush and put all new coolant in and filled up the reserve tank. I've only had to refill the tank a couple times.

A few days ago I noticed a stream on the garage floor I believe it to be coolant. I've attached two photos, let me know if you need some more and what you would like to see in them. I'm not sure what to do as I've never had this issue before. I had no leaks prior to the flush and prior to the colder weather now I have 2 leaks from separate parts of the jeep.

As always, thanks!

EDIT: - I've checked the hoses and there does not appear to be any leaks coming from the hoses.




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Old 12-17-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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The second photo shows the typical spot for a leaking water pump. It leaks out the weep hole as the seal for its bearing wears. Your flush could have freed up some junk helping to block the leak. The second drip (1st photo)may be from the same location but traveled along the lip of the oil pan while driving. Making its way to the back if the engine. There is a great video on you tube for swapping that pump out if you have never done it. Good luck!

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Thanks for your input - fellow Missourian as well! I'll search youtube for the video. After reading a few of the other posts similar to my situation I was thinking it was going to be a water pump issue. This will be my first time doing anything mechanical to the jeep since I got her. Who knew parts breaking would be so fun!
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No problem! On the video I watched the guy had a hell of a time removing the metal tube from the old pump to put on the new pump. I had a hard time too. Heated it with a blowtorch. ( removed from vehicle and drained) and it made it so much easier to get off. Take care.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:40 PM   #5
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For those that are curious, here's the video:

How to Change a Waterpump in a Jeep Wrangler - YouTube

This guy makes it look so simple.
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