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Old 07-25-2011, 12:05 PM
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Default Stream of Anti-Freeze from engine into back of Power Steering Pump

It's almost a perfect stream coming from the engine and hitting the back of the power steering pump. I was thinking freeze plug at first but, I'm pretty sure there aren't any on the front of the engine. It's not a hose, it's actually coming from the engine so, maybe the head gasket has developed a gap? Looking for suggestions. Thanks.
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Nevermind. Turns out there is a freeze plug there after all.
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Yeah there is a freeze plug back there, Maybe a nice rap with a socket and hammer will cure it, if not its easy enough to replace.
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If Im not mistaken, you might be my cousin.... Having the same issue...lol
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I just might be your cousin. After all, you are invited to my wedding.

I guess you finally found it in your book?
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Yes, I had to just flip through the book looking for block pictures. Almost every repair book I ever had had a section on the freeze plugs in the engine overhaul, but for some reason this book on the dodge rams didnt? I finally found the pictures in the timing section where they had the front picture of the block with the timing cover off explaining to line up the marks... you know the ropes....lol So, did you get it fixed yet?
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Hi Kris, a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. How about jumping over to the Newbie Checkin and introducing yourself to the group and posting a few photos of your truck?
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Ill be popping the hood in about 10 minutes.
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Fixed! I was hammering on the bottom of it with a screwdriver and the damn thing fell in the block! Yikes! Could get my pinky on it to see where it fell then got it out luckily with a coat hanger. All is sealed up tight and we're on the road again!
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