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Old 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM
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Angry water leaking...cracked block?

Had water leaking from what looked like to me was the water pump. So i replace the water pump, thermostat,put everything back together and the the thing is still leaking from the same spot, looks like its coming from behind or around the WP somewhere. Help please!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 PM
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After further inspection, i believe its the timing chain cover gasket. I know i should have went ahead and replaced it while i had the water pump off, but oh well. Not wanting to tear into it again, i went to Advanced and bought a bottle of "Bar's Head Gasket Fix". 30 seconds after adding it to the radiator, i watched the leak come to a complete stop.
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Possibly the timing chain cover. Have you checked the coolant temp sensor?
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The timing chain gasket is prone to leak. However, the new gasket that Mopar has out now is much better.
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Mine is leaking too... I don't want to do it but I am soon.
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So I found the source of my leak. After replacing the thermostat housing and water pump, I still had the leak. Turns out it was the bypass hose going from the water pump to the block underneath the alt/ac bracket. It's $5 and not too difficult of a job. I would check there. The way I found out it was that was when I pulled my t-stat housing I decided to peek down there and sure enough, swollen and cracked hose.
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I had the same issue, replaced bypass hose, pump. timing chain gasket. still had leak. Some of the bolts for the water pump go through the timing chain cover into the block, You may need to put sealant on the bolts that go through the timing chain cover into the block. seepage from the block will travel through the timing chain cover and leak at the bolts on the water pump. I put some water pump gasket sealant on the threads and leak was gone. Since I was going to replace the timing chain cover gasket I decided to check the timing chain. I replaced that too. The new chain made a big difference in how my engine was running. 178K on engine

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