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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:19 pm 
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Hey guys i have a leak near the Alternator but cant find out where
My mate seems to think that its the waterpump but i cant see how that can be cuz the pumps bolts into the engine block or so i think
Its becoming a real pain because it leaks into the alteranator and makes the car run crap?

What can i do to find out where?

Should i pull out the Power Steering and alternator and have a look and if so how?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:30 pm 
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Chances are the O-Ring that seals the metal pipe into the back of the water pump is dying.

Usually results in a few drips of coolant right on the top of the alternator, and is usually hard to really see unless you take the P/S pump off.
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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:44 pm 
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so should i pull it off?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:01 pm 
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yeah - swap over the water pump and a new o-ring and you'll be done. Same thing happened on my EF a few years back!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:05 pm 
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wadda ya mean swap over the Water pump? with a new one?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:27 pm 
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yup - the problem will almost definately be that the fitting around the heater pipe has corroded, just putting in a new o-ring will be a temporary fix at best. When the system heats up and is under pressure it is leaking past it, and seeing as it is an all in one unit..... it isn't a hard job!

May as well do it properly rather than having to get a replacement alternator later on down the track as well

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:52 pm 
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ok i hear ya

am i looking at alot? for Price?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:28 pm 
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not really.. the trouble is they sell the pulley and pump as seperate units. The pulley is plastic and will almost 99.99% crack when you take it off.

I got a quote for a pump and pulley and picked it up and for free, they pressed it tonether for me. That was from Ford, they beat coventrys by a few dollars!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:29 am 
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I had the O ring on the water pump leaking, i didnt have to replace the water pump just the O ring.
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