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Old 03-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Water pump problem?

I found this leak under my Jeep tonight. Could this be a water pump issue? I don't see it leaking from the water pump housing. Please help.





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Old 03-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Definitely no expert here, but first question would be can you tell if its oil (and color if so, engine or tranny if auto) or if it is a water liquid like anti-freeze? Is that the front edge of the engine oil pan the liquid is shown on?

Hopefully someone with more mechanical knowledge than I have can answer your question.

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Old 03-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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It's green...could be just a bad cold. Looks like you are right. Change the thermostat too. It's not a hard job, just takes time.
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Had the same problem as you couple weeks ago and it was my water pump. Easy fix just takes time replace the thermostat and housing as well. Here is a write up http://www.stu-offroad.com/engine/ra...radiator-4.htm

Here is the write up I used http://www.4x4xplor.com/waterpump.html the other one was just sumthig I found right fast n then realized it wasn't the one I used but here is both to give u an idea.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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It's green...could be just a bad cold. Looks like you are right. Change the thermostat too. It's not a hard job, just takes time.
Three weeks ago, I flushed out the radiator, replaced the t-stat, t-stat housing, upper hose, deep tranny pan. Now this shows up. It is definitely coolant, but not sure if my water pump is going bad or leaking from there. It is only in that area and I don't see it seeping from above.
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Had the same problem as you couple weeks ago and it was my water pump. Easy fix just takes time replace the thermostat and housing as well. Here is a write up TJ Water Pump Replacement - 1

Same location as mine? If the water pump is bad...does the engine over heat very fast or takes time while idling?
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Same location as mine? If the water pump is bad...does the engine over heat very fast or takes time while idling?
Yes the picture you took is the same way mine looks but I don't really know I guess it depends how much it's leaking did u notice anything on the ground? Mine was just a few drops nothing major I noticed it right before I drove to Atlantic City NJ and I live in Philadelphia so was about a 60 mile trip there and back. Didn't over heat not once just checked the coolant here n there just to make sure wasn't leaking badly I had to top it off. Drove it about a week after that with no problems till I changed it.
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From where it's dripping I would suspect the water pump is seeping which is a sign that it's time to change it. I really like that you're not ignoring the problem and waiting to ask the forum where to get an engine cause yours burned up. Good eye.
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It is not leaking bad to where it is dripping on the ground. It is just frustrating and seems like one thing after another. No more money for other mods.
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From where it's dripping I would suspect the water pump is seeping which is a sign that it's time to change it. I really like that you're not ignoring the problem and waiting to ask the forum where to get an engine cause yours burned up. Good eye.
Thanks. I just want to take the extra steps to correct the problem early before something major happens to it.
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Great way to maintain it. I've had my 99 since 2000 and I have always tried to fix the potential problem before they become major and after 11 years and zero on road breakdowns...it pays off. I've repaired, rebuilt, or replaced almost everything on the suspension and drivetrain of my jeep but always on my terms and in my driveway. 166,000 miles and still my DD.

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