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1993 GMC Vandura 2500 Question: i have a water leak



bearchaser23, 4.3L V6, Clarksville, TN, September 16, 2010, 15:42

I have a water leak from what i think is the water pump but i'm not sure. Can anyone help me locate exactly where the water pump is?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 16, 2010, 17:59

    The way an automotive shop would locate the leak is by removing the radiator cap and attaching an adapter that screws on in place of the radiator cap. Something that looks like a bicycle pump with a pressure gauge attached to it is used to "pump up" pressure to simulate pressure generated when the cooling system is at operating temperature, the leak is then found sometimes it is obviously leaking from a coolant hose or cracked housing, failed gasket or water pump, sometimes the engines cooling system needs to be inspected from below or inspected using a mirror and flash light.

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