A Slow Water Leak

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Bob,
I've noticed an antifreeze (looks clean) leak dripping on the ground under the center of the vehicle where the frame is just in front of the oil pan. It seems to leak intermittently, especially when the engine is cold. I don't see any hoses leaking and it's too far back for it to be the radiator. I don't know if it's a freeze plug, the water pump, or the thermostat. Do you have any idea what I should look for?
Frank

Frank,
My guess is that the leak is from the water pump. If you follow the drip up, you should be able to trace the leak or at least get a better indication of where it is coming from. However, slow drips from the water pump shaft seal are not uncommon.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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