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Coolant leak 2002 Sebring not from bleeder block

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Old 09-06-2010, 11:57 AM
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Default Coolant leak 2002 Sebring not from bleeder block

Hi all,

I could use some advice; I have a coolant leak that appears to be in the area of the water outlet (NOT the bleeder block assy, but the thermostat and water outlet behind the alternator/compressor).

A couple of weeks ago I replaced the thermostat and gasket along with both hoses on the outlet. It appeared that the original problem was a pinhole leak in the small hose on the outlet. All was well for a few days.

I am again leaking in what appears to be the same area.

I had inspected the plastic housing for cracks before I replaced it.

Before I tear into this area again is there anything I might be overlooking.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Jim
 
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:45 PM
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water pump the weep hole for the water pump is right above the thermostat housing
 
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:35 PM
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Default Water pump replacement advice

Thanks I found the weep hole, this is the source of the leak.

Some advice please, kind of on a budget but have been told I should replace timing components at the same time.

Do all the components need to be replaced, this appears to be very costly or is there a select list of high failure items.

This appears to be a bit of a complex repair, not out of my ability though. Is there any special gotcha's I need to worry about, or just follow the steps in the Haynes manual (which can be a bit vague at times).

Thank you in advance

Jim
 
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:24 PM
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get a timing chain kit it will have everything but a water pump and a timing cover gasket
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:29 AM
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Default Do I need to replace all the timing components

A timing kit runs $400 Plus dollars, D0 I really need to replace everthing or just the guides?

I would have never thought that just changing a water pump would almost become a major engine overhaul.

I would like to do some preventative maintance, but keep in some kind of budget if possible.

Engine is a 2002 model with 131,000 miles.
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:26 PM
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Replace it all or you'll be walking. That's about as mild as I can put it.
 
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