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Old 09-12-2012, 04:32 PM
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If your water pump is going bad, there is a tell tale sign, on the bottom of the water pump, there is a WEEP hole, when the bearing starts to go bad, it breaks a seal. When the seal breaks, it starts to drip water out of the weep hole. The hole is not very large, but you can feel it with your finger

you can see the hole in the 2nd image on this website
http://www.aa1car.com/library/water_pump.htm

when was the last time that the radiator was flushed out ? or even better, if it has a lot of rust & gunk when you drain it, it may be time to pull the radiator & get the core Rodded Out, a rod is run through every passage in the radiator, makes it like new again

sometimes when the radiator hoses are getting old, some radiator hoses have springs in them, where they are curved, they keep the hose from collapsing, eventually they rust & break apart inside the hose. These rusted parts can enter the radiator & the water pump
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