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1999 Dodge Intrepid Question: Would there be water in the oil/oil pan if the water pump was bad?

 

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kc1986, 2.7L V6, Attica, IN, February 10, 2013, 20:56
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I have a water leak. every one is saying its the water pump, but no water is getting into the oil/oil pan. NONE. so i just dont see how it could be the water pump. i replaced the thurmestat and thurmastat housing today. it seemed to slow it down ALOT. Should i tightin the bolts up a little more on the housing? maybe i didnt get them tight enoph.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 11, 2013, 06:22
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    have car cooling system pressure tested to determine leak source. could be therm housing issue or water pump under timg cover

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, February 11, 2013, 06:22
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    Have you checked the carpet inside passenger side for wetness? Could be leaking at heater core but, Sounds like the thermostat housing was part of the issue. Don't tighten the bolts to tight on the housing it is made of plastic and could break or warp causing it to leak again. I agree with you at this point about the water pump not being the issue because it is mounted internally and would leak water into the oil pan. You need to do a cooling system pressure check and look for external leaks with that. You can also add dye to the cooling system so that the leak will show up easier. If you don't find anything this way do a compression test and look for leak at head gaskets or intake.

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