Re: cooling system
"jetfan5" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> I took the radiator cap off and the water does not appear to be
> recirculating also where the bottom radiator hose goes to the engine
> their is a leak but its not from the hose.the engine is a 2.3 4cyl.
> the engine is overheating.
Now that wasnt so hard, was it! If you had just included that in your
first post, there wouldnt have been a smart-ass answer.
That bottom radiator hose attaches directly to the water pump assy. Note
the continuous metal casting up to and behind the top large center pulley
with the four bolts in the center. Assuming you have electric fan.
A bad water pump seal is indicated where the coolant drip down onto the
crankshaft area from behind that pulley.. and what you indicate is close
Dont worry about not seein gthe water recirculate... When the engine is
OFF, the coolant in the rad should be within 3 inches or so of the cap...
if not it will overheat.
In a good, non-leaking system, the coolant should be right at the cap..
that's the purpose of the coolant reservoir.. it expnds coolant and air
into bottle, then as engine cools it pulls coolant back into rad.
If you replace the pump yourself be sure to have proper tools.. and that
includes a good knife-type scraper to remove old gasket and sealer.