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Old 04-04-2008, 07:23 PM
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When It Rains It Pours....RADIATOR FLUID!!

My luck has changed from bad to worse!! While pulling into my drive this afternoon it felt like I just lost my power steering pump, a quick check under the hood revealed that I was leaking coolant all over the place and it must have gotten the belt slick enough to slip. I thought I may have blown a hose or something but after pulling my trucl into my shop I crawled underneath to see where the leak was and couldn't see anything. I sqeezed the lower radiator hose a couple times and the coolant started flowing from just behind the harmonic balancer.............Anyone know what is going on?


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Old 04-04-2008, 10:04 PM
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Can you get yourself twisted around underneath there to see the weep hole on the water pump? That's what it sounds like.
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I'll try to get in there and figure it out, that's kind of the way I was thinking. Thanks! I guess that I will be wrenching this weekend.
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The fan is reverse threaded onto the water pump snout. You'll need to go rent the removal tool from the parts place.
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Looks something like this: AutoZone.com | Shopping | Accessories | Product Detail - Great Neck Fan Clutch Wrench Set
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Scott, thanks for the heads up! I'll be calling on your expertise if I get stuck.........
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Cool, thanks again!
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Well did you her fixed up ??
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My wife has drill weekend, so I have all the stuff I need but I haven't had the chance to do anything because of the little ones. My dad is going to stop by this afternoon and watch the kids for me so hopefully I will be able to get it fix before the morning.
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Do ya have everything , the waterpump , new thermostat, rental wrenches, it's also a good time to change the top rad hose to the one that goes around the belt . If you need anything just call ( I'll pm my cell #)I will be at church this morning till about noon then I'll be fart'n around the shop probably the rest of the day.
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I forgot to pick up a new thermostat......I'll have the wife bring one home when she gets done on the base. I may have to call ya a little later if I get in trouble, done a lot of wrenching on mustangs but never a big diesel.

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