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Old 06-29-2017, 08:57 PM
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Angry New radiator now leaking water pump

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Hey guys! I just replaced my radiator because it was leaking, truck lasted 2 weeks before it was pouring coolant in the parking lot. Coolant is coming out of water pump weep hole ~1drop/10s. It was 2 days after I had rechecked the reservoir level, though it was low, and added coolant straight into radiator cap (because I could also hear my heater core sucking for coolant). My truck is not overheating and there are no abnormal noises. I did NOT burp the cooling system while replacing the radiator, I didn't know that was a thing. I just popped the radiator cap when I thought about it and a good amount of pressure came out. Anything else to try or am I stuck replacing the water pump?

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:00 PM
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If it's leaking replacing the pump is the only thing to do.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:53 AM
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^ What he said.

Dripping from the weep hole is usually an indication that the seal and/or bearings have or are going bad.

It will still move water and keep the engine cool, but it will start making a lot of noise in time.
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^ What he said.

Dripping from the weep hole is usually an indication that the seal and/or bearings have or are going bad.

It will still move water and keep the engine cool, but it will start making a lot of noise in time.
Correction: A slight (read:not noticeable) dripping is normal as it helps to rinse out contaminants and it usually falls when driving or evaporates quickly. But steady dripping is a sign of a problem.
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