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Q: Water leaking down from by behind the timing belt cover

asked by on December 22, 2016

Put a new water pump on it is still leaking water behind the timing belt cover

Hello. Thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of the vehicle it is difficult to say what the issue may be. With that said, it is assumed that the leak is coming from the water pump which is located behind the timing belt cover. Something may have gone wrong with the water pump installation. If the old gasket was not removed properly, or the pump is not installed correctly, a leak can occur. The first thing to do is inspect the area and see if any damage was done to the timing belt cover. If you can locate the leak, you will know what is wrong. Verify the water pump repair and make sure it was installed correctly before you assume there is a bigger issue. For more help on locating the leak, contact our service department.

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