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Old 07-01-2013, 01:07 AM
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Angry 94 Dodge ram coolant leak..? helpp

Hello, i was on my way to work yesterday and i noticed my 94 dodge ram b250 was overheating. i got under it after starting it and the coolant is like bubbling up and coming out like a slow water fall. it is soaking my ignotion coil. so i towed it home and got to it..here was i got but i cant find the leak. i took the alternator off and the ac compresser and pull it to the side. then unbolted the bracket. under the bracket there is so much left behind old burn antifreeze. turn above the water pump. what would u think??

COOLING SYSTEM IS ALL NEW...im thinking water pump gasket.. the only thing that could leak up there other then that is the bypass hose and the upper rad hose, and they seem fine
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:37 PM
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I have found using a rad pressurizer really helps find leaks. Many auto parts stores let you use them for free, or for a small refundable deposit. Let the motor cool completely, pump up the radiator with pressure, start looking for the leaks.

Water is tuff, as it works its way down and out very easily. I have had all of the above leak, and then some, at different times on various cars. You just have to play detective until you can track the leak down.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:21 PM
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Check the backside of the radiator for discoloration or rust streaks. When I first bought my van, the radiator had multiple pinhole leaks but because the previous owner had used a ton of stopleak these would only leak intermittently.

The leaks were very small and the fan sprayed the water all over the front of the engine so it appeared to be a water pump or hose leak.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by youapro View Post
.. the only thing that could leak up there other then that is the bypass hose and the upper rad hose, and they seem fine
along with the thermostat housing and coolant temp sensor...
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