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

 

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puttyslifted1500, Arlington, TX, March 29, 2013, 14:40
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Added a jug of 50/50 coolant & later found out it takes g05 coolant.

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    March 29, 2013, 17:39
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    water pump might be going bad do a preasure test it will pin point the leak

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    robertgrove from WeGo2U Mobile Mechanic, April 01, 2013, 21:11
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    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

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    puttyslifted1500, April 02, 2013, 02:42
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    Put a new water pump on. All is fine now. Thanks.

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