2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Q&A

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Ihad a small leak of coolant running down the right (driver side) between the wa

This leak is right at the water pump near where the power stiring resevoir. I replaced the water pump, but it did not look bad (153,000 miles). Also replaced the top hose & thermostat, Ihave 1 bolt left & don;t know where it goes. It did not leak at first, but now it has the same leak it had before i started. A mechanic told me it may be the intake gasket. -
Answer 1
Could be the intake or possibly the timing chain cover gasket. -
Comment 1
Hey thanks alot. That is what my Mechanic told me, but he's not as concerned as i am. I guess i need to pull it apart again & this time get all the bolts back in. -
Answer 2
poss timing chain cover, very common -
Comment 1
pressure test cooling system to see if you can find a leak -
Comment 2
Yes we did do a test & it did slowly loose pressure. I see the leak, but it is hard to tell with everything still on. Thanks for the input. -