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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-06, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking AntiFreeze

My dad and I are completely stumped on this.

We have a 1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0 V6 Engine.

Woke up one morning and the car was leaking on the right side (passenger)all over the place.

This is rather hard for me to discribe so here it goes:

Picture the water pump in your head. Then there is that piece of metal in between the Water Pump and the engine. I believe that there is fluid leaking from that piece of metal next to the Engine.

Another way I can try to explain: Draw a Picture

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-06, 06:12 AM
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Re: Leaking AntiFreeze

It's probably coming out of the water pump's bearing weep hole (it's designed to do this so you know the bearing is failing before it does) and if so it is time for a new water pump.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-06, 09:15 PM
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Re: Leaking AntiFreeze

Aussieblue is on to it.

They have a hole underneath the pump near the bearing that allows water that leaks past the seal to exit the bearing area. This is likely where it is coming from and the easiest and cheapest way is usually to fit a new pump.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-06, 02:06 PM
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Ravisher - replace the water pump. I am just concurring with the other two guys. I had this exact same problem on the lovely Mrs. Glenn Kawesch's 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We went round and round and posted on the another forum and that was the solution. Good luck!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-06, 04:56 AM
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Re: Leaking AntiFreeze

first thing you need to do is put a pressure tester on it....any decent mechanic will have one.

Using one of these allows you to keep the system pressurised and search for the actual source of the leak, and prevents mis-diagnosis.

If you wanted you buy your own, they retail for about $200 au

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Re: Leaking AntiFreeze

Thanks for the replies guys but we put it in the shop and . . .

I know its a crude picture, but where I was pointing at where it says "leak" thats the timing chamber. The timing chamber cover was busted, there was nothing wrong with the water pump. So the guys in the shop put a new timing chamber cover on it, problem fixed.
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