Q: antifreeze leak

asked by on

slow leak but replaced on hose and that wasnt the problem.. looks like the fan is throwing it around pretty good its all over the bottom could it be the water pump

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. If the coolant looks like it is coming from the bottom of the water pump, this is a good sign it is to blame. With that being said, the water pump is almost one of the most common places to develop a coolant leak. If capable of doing so, run the vehicle and carefully observe the leak to try and watch it while its happening. This will help located the exact problem. Water pump removal can be time consuming, but is a relatively easy repair to do. Typically you should replace the thermostat, and flush the radiator at the same time. This assures that the new water pump will run well and prolong its lifespan. For more help with the leak, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. antifreeze leak

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Coolant reservoir empties in one trip

If the radiator cap has failed (i.e. it doesn't hold the specified pressure built up in the cooling system when the car is running), the cap will prematurely open while the car is running and coolant will flow into the...

Q: Idle acceleration

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...

Q: Shaky suspension - 1995 Mercedes Benz E420

Given the amount of mileage on your car, this may suggest worn out shocks and struts. If you notice the car bouncing a bit more than normal or taking a few seconds longer to settle after going over a bump,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...