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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:06 pm 
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O.k., I have a coolant leak dripping off the sway bar behind the motor and near where the exhaust comes down from the motor. I cannot find a trail of coolant anywhere??? I'm guessing it's the water pump, but it seems so far back on the engine. Wouldn't a pump leak and drip right below the passenger area of the motor?? I've done the intake gasket and coolant elbows just last winter and no issues since. Anyone seen this before???? I don't have a mirror to check behind the pump, but no coolant in sight looking down that direction. Thanks in advance!!!!


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Check the hoses and fittings going to the heater core, the elbows in the alternator bracket and make sure the overflow bottle is not leaking.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Thanks, I'll look those over! Never thought of the bottle???


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OK, Coolant bottle is fine. Low, but fine. All coolant elbows, bottom of water pump pulley, heater hoses, and firewall area where they attach are all dry. Upon closer and more patient inspection, back by the sway bar, it's dripping on the bar from up above it. There is some insulation above it that looks possibly wet, but still can't find the drip source. What's up above that? It's right above where the sway bar starts to curve up towards the passenger side.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:40 pm 
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Crawled back under there and the insulation is wet above that area on the passenger side. I am now assuming it's the heater core??? Is this where the heater core is located, on the passenger side, even though the hoses go in on the driver's side??? If so, is there a tutorial on R & R?? Thanks again for your in put and God Bless!!!


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The heater core and it's hoses are both on the passenger side. Not sure which hoses you're seeing on the driver's side, definitely not heater hoses.

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