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Old 09-03-2012, 12:36 AM
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Angry RANT!!! Leaking Coolant

I have been chasing a coolant leak for the past two months... I thought it was the thermostat housing/gasket... replaced that... still leaked and got worse.. Then Timing chain cover which it isn't. I replaced the water pump sinice the weep-hole was wet... then upon fixing that... It is still leaking...

It is leaking from ABOVE the water pump.. The gasket appears to have come out of the housing on either side of the T-stat. Maybe I over Tightened? It is $4 and I am at my wits end... If this doesn't fix it I am taking it back to the dealer...


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you could have overtightened it, yes. Pull it off, use some permatex on the gasket and replace. don't crank it down tight-tight. Then run it until it gets up to temp and cools down again, tighten it up again. Also, check your freeze plugs. I had one leak on my 5.2.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:09 AM
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Well... Figured it out.

It was the damn bypass hose. $5 and 5inches worth of hose. Split clean through.

Tada!!! No more leak!
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