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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-04, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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my water pump has a hole at the bottem where it looks like a bolt fell out and my coolent is leakin from it
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stick a bolt in it?

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stick a bolt in it?
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got a picture of it you can put on here??

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What engine is the Thunderbird running? is it the standard water pump or an aftermarket one?

If it looks like it has a hole at the bottom where the bolt fell out, does the hole have a thread?

How old is the water pump? Is it corroded?

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What engine is the Thunderbird running? is it the standard water pump or an aftermarket one?

If it looks like it has a hole at the bottom where the bolt fell out, does the hole have a thread?

How old is the water pump? Is it corroded?
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Re: water pump

you know that hole is probably what is called a weep hole. coolant leaks out that hole when your pump seal or bearings go bad. is it near the pump shaft or around the outside edge of the pump housing? i just replaced my 5.0 water pump and it has 2 weep holes, one on top and one on bottom. if the seal/bearings go, you have to get a new or reconditioned one. i payed $45 from carquest.
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Correcto on the weep hole. Seal is gone. Buy a recon and turn in the "core".

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