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HELP! block is leaking water?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 82K5_6.5L, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

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    i go to top off the radiator 2nite and i hear this drip...drip..drip and then its almost like a flood! seems the leak is coming right close to the water pump area (btw motor is a 6.5l) any ideas of y this could be happening?? :confused:
     
  2. Disturban

    Disturban 1/2 ton status

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    When water pumps go out, water comes out of a small hole in the back...chk the pump good,hopefully that's it.
     
  3. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    can you explain that a bit more? i think i'm having the same issue, but i don't over heat, the pump turns freely, and the temp is a constant.
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    There is a weep hole on the underside of the water pump. When the seal goes bad coolant will begin to drip from there...eventually coolant will gush out of that hole when the seal gets bad enough.

    Rene
     
  5. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    which seal are we talking about? i just did a whole timing cover set.
     
  6. Bow-Tie-Boy

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    The seal he is talking about is inside the water pump. If that's where it is coming from, then all you have to do is replace the water pump.
     
  7. Mudstud

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    Look on the underside of the nose of the water pump- you will see a small hole in the casting. That is where it will begin to leak from when the INTERNAL seal goes bad.
     

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