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

 

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dodgeboy5261, Hopewell, VA, April 08, 2013, 05:37
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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.

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., April 08, 2013, 06:33
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    Could be the intake or possibly the timing chain cover gasket.

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    dodgeboy5261, April 09, 2013, 17:21
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    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.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12184 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 08, 2013, 06:44
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    poss timing chain cover, very common

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    goodguy, April 08, 2013, 07:06
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    pressure test cooling system to see if you can find a leak

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    dodgeboy5261, April 09, 2013, 17:23
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    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.

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