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Old 07-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Stopped leaking?

I just bought a 93 YJ and the first day I have it, it's leaking coolant, hoping it's the water pump I'm crawling all over it trying to see where the leak is actually coming from, couldn't find it but it seems like the water pump is a good bet. Took it for a drive yesterday and it stopped leaking as bad. I drove it to work this morning and now it's not leaking at all. Good thing or bad thing? It had been sitting for a good while before I bought it.

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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does it still have water in it , LOL

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Old 07-19-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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It's not over heating or anything, knock on wood, and it's not low on coolant so I'm hoping it's nothing. Still probably going to get it checked out since I just bought it. But I don't know too much about cars yet, so idk why it would leak and then stop in 4-7 hours? It's probably nothing and I'm just too nervous because I know next to nothing about it haha
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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I have a water pump that will leak a few drops of antifreeze over night if the temperature gets down around zero. I bought a water pump for it, but was going to wait until warmer weather to change it, but it stopped leaking at all as soon as the weather got nicer; still have the water pump sitting on the shelf in the man cave if it does finally crap out.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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This was more than a few drops, but not the puddle that people talk about when the pump craps out. And now it's not leaking at all so hopefully that's the end of it for now at least
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:44 PM   #6
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It sounds like a seal. When it heats up it expands and seals and when it cools it shrinks and lets it leak.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:53 PM   #7
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I'm Not very great with cars, so that's normal, or at least ok, for it to do right? Haha still learning about everything
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM   #8
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Vehicles NEVER heal themselves . I once had a friend who had a knock in his engine that went on for a few weeks then one day he called me happy as hell saying the knock had stopped and it was running better than ever. The very next day it threw a rod out the side of the block. You would be advised to replace the water pump before a catastrophic failure occurs.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #9
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Yeah I'm gonna get it looked at this week, hopefully Monday or Tuesday! Just look over and see what he says
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:07 PM   #10
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Vehicles NEVER heal themselves . I once had a friend who had a knock in his engine that went on for a few weeks then one day he called me happy as hell saying the knock had stopped and it was running better than ever. The very next day it threw a rod out the side of the block. You would be advised to replace the water pump before a catastrophic failure occurs.
You are absolutely right vehicles do not heal them selves. I apologize if that was the interpretation. My explanation of what the possible cause was and where to start looking to repair. Same as many who have a leaking rear main seal state that all Jeeps do it. It just means they don't want to replace the seal.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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I'm going to get it looked over ASAP and then either way I'll end up putting a new water pump in as soon as I can.

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