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Old 08-11-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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My TJ is leaking coolant? Waterpump?

Hey guys I'm new here but have been reading posts for some time.
My jeep is overheating after driving one block, i noticed the leak a while ago but haven't driven it in months. I tried to fill the radiator with coolant, wasn't paying attention as it poured right out the bottom. It wasnt under the radiator itself but rather what i think is my waterpump.

Any way can anyone take a look at some pics and give me some advice...

IMG00026-20090811-1745 pictures from jeeps photos on webshots

IMG00027-20090811-1745 pictures from jeeps photos on webshots

P.S. - The jeep's going in the shop in the next day or two. They're also pics in my album of the underside of the jeep, looks bad i know. If anyone with a trained eye sees anything i should be looking into replacing, let me know, the suspension is rusted but doesn't seem bad when driven. Was thinking of maybe a RC 2.5" kit.


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Old 08-11-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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Yep, that would be the likely case. That's where mine is leaking and also to the back of the oil pan. I am planning on doing my H2O pump soon. But dismantling the thing is going to be a biatch.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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If yours is leaking from the back of the oil pan, then the leak would be making a second puddle like a foot or two behind the puddle under the waterpump.

Thats what mine is doing.

Yea, when i tried to fill the radiator (with the engine off) it made two puddles. Because if the waterpump is leaking so badly that it just pours right out when i try to fill the radiator, im assuming that the second puddle that happened was prob the coolant running along something towards the back of the engine.

Thanks for the reply
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:41 PM   #4
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make sure you pour into the radeatior not the resavor. check everywhere let it over heat a little and look and try and find the leak
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