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2001 Mazda B3000 Question: Can you get a water leak from the timing gasket cover??

 

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chad.miles, Kingston, TN, March 15, 2011, 10:07
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Ok I can drive my truck and it will leak anti freeze but its not coming from the radiator I check it and its fine but it keeps emptying out the resivor even when its parked it still leaks...but never emptys the radiator I keep thinking water pump then I have someone tell me it could be the timing gasket but dont make sense because you would think there would be some type of oil leak or oil in the water but theres none at all does anyone have any ideas at all about this I personally think these people are just really wanting to charge me alot more than what the problem actually is?? Im not good with engine work so any help would be greatly appreciated Thank you

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    Superbob March 15, 2011, 10:46
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    First thing I think of is that the radiator cap is faulty. Unless it's relatively new, get a new one. It only costs a few bucks and it's easy. It likely will cure the problem.

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    chad.miles, March 15, 2011, 22:56
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    Thank you and I will give it a try..

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    Visitor, March 17, 2011, 19:52

    Ok I tried that and its still leaking but cant see where from my biggest question is can water actually leak from the timing cover? I have never heard of it but again Im not to good with the newer vechiles blah..............

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    Visitor, June 04, 2011, 16:45

    I had the same problem a few months ago. I carried my b3000 to my local ford dealer and sure enough it was my timing gasket! They had to take the whole front off my truck to fix it. My water pump was fine but had them replace it while they had my truck apart. My 2001 B3000 has just over 526,000 miles on it. Its a good truck and this is the first time I have done any work to it besides changing the oil. My total cost for the repair was just over $900.00. I nearly fainted!!!!!!

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