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anti freeze dripping rear of belt pulley, is this the water pump drive? difficult to replace water pump? Thanks
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If it is the water pump that is leaking, it is usually coming from the under side of the pump, there is a round hole located at the bottom of the shaft housing that the fan is bolted to.
I would disconnect the ground cable from the battery, before feeling around down there

Vans are a bit harder to work on
Probably the best way is to pull out the radiator to work on the water pump, even in a car or pickup
I would also check closely the hoses & belt(s), it may be the best time to replace them, a radiator flush could only be a good thing
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