Why do I have a puddle building under my water pump but my guages all read norma on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Added a jug of 50/50 coolant & later found out it takes g05 coolant.

by in Arlington, TX on March 29, 2013
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , March 29, 2013
water pump might be going bad do a preasure test it will pin point the leak
ANSWER by , April 01, 2013
If the puddle under the water pump is coolant the gauges will read normal until the coolant level gets low enough to cause overheating or a low coolant indicator (not all vehicles have this) to come on. I agree with the previous answer, pressure test it, make sure to look at any hoses near the pump. If you are not sure where the coolant is coming from have it check by a shop. Robert Grove www.wego2umobilemechanic.com Mobile Mechanic Orange county, www.orangecountymobileautorepair.com
COMMENT by , April 02, 2013
Put a new water pump on. All is fine now. Thanks.