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Old 09-14-2003, 03:14 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Finding a coolant leak M103

I've got a "mysterious" coolant leak on the TE. I've put about a gallon of coolant in it over the last week since Mom said the coolant level light came on.

I see no drips, all the accessable hoses are dry, but I do get a sniff of coolant around the water pump hot. Hoses get harder as it warms up, so the leak isn't huge.

Given that I cannot see the water pump weep hole, any hints on how to tell if that is the leak? I've got a new belt and tensioner to put on anyway, this would be a good time to do the water pump as well.


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