On dad's 01 f350 we noticed a small puddle of antifreeze a few days ago. We located the leak on the main line on the bottom of the water pump. It looks to be a plate where the hose attaches that bolts on with 2 10mm bolts. Is there an o ring behind that? Are those common to leak?
The fellas above have you on the right track.That is low miles for these trucks but like they said,use your best judgement.Clean the parts up and see if you find pitting and corrosion.If so,replace it.You will be better off in the long run.
Beings you are going to loose coolant.It might be a good time to flush and fill with the Extended Life Coolant.No matter if you use the green or red,the water you add back should be DI or Distilled water.Do not use tap water.
The truck just turned over 100000, so do you think i should buy new parts or try to clean the old one?
I think I'd just replace the o-ring. The extension neck on my pump was in good condition after 230k miles so I just re-used it. I think I got another 20k before the front seal began leaking on the pump itself...
Last edited by Shake-N-Bake; 05-02-2011 at 03:17 PM.
Reason: corrected part number in photo
I know that this thread is a little old, but I have the same problem and a couple of questions.
1. Is the O-Ring the same one used on the Thermostat housing?
2. At 180K miles should I be expecting to replace the waterpump soon?
3. I take it that any Radiator "Stop Leak" as a short term solution is a bad idea?
I am not sure if this is a "weep hole" situation or the oring leaking on the lower neck? I cant get a good shot of the weep hole. I attached a few pics of the leak and the hoses/bottom of pump. I can't see any leaks from the top of the truck. I noticed a faint antifreeze smell when I was running errands today. I dunno what triggered this....just an old truck and thats how it goes I suppose. Check out these pics and lemme know what you think it might be.
Had to replace my lower neck o-ring at 230k, and I was able to reuse the lower neck, so I hope it's the same for you, not too bad of a job. For my truck, the O-ring part number was actually identical to the thermostat O-ring PN, but some others are different it looks like. Good luck to ya.
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