I did a flush on my radiator the other day with prestone radiator flush and replaced the thermostat. Some of you probably remember my other post.
Anyway, after that the jeep started leaking like hell, which appeared to be coming from the water pump.
So I replaced the water pump, hoses, belts. today I put in new antifreeze, started it up and it's still leaking as much as it was before. WTF, I give up. I think that I'm just going to have it towed to the local garage to have it fixed.
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If it's from the lower hose connected to the radiator then you may have the hose pushed on way to far. the hose clamp may also be on to far towards the radiator. I had the same problem and I was tightening the hose clamp over the oval part of the fitting and not the round part. try pulling you hose back a bit and make sure the clamp is just about at the end of the fitting and try that.
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Is it still leaking from the lower hose? Or is it actually coming from where the water pump mounts?
It's coming from the water pump mounts, it also looks like some was coming from the new thermostat housing that I had put on. Damn thing was made in China and it wasn' tthe exact thickness in the upper mounting bolt. I had to put like almost ten washers on it so that I could tighten it.
The only thing that I can think that I did wrong was that on the directions for the water pump, it recommended using That tacky sealant with the gasket. I didn't use that, but it was leaking the same exact way it was before with the old pump.
check to make sure that the thermostat didn't slip out of the recess in the head it sits in. When this happens you tighten the housing down on the edge of the thermostat itself and it causes a leak. Also some engines water pump mounting bolt holes go into the water jacket and you have to put silicone sealant on the threads when you install them. Tighten to torque specs 10 to 15 ft/lbs.
I got pissed off yesterday because I've been working in this freezing cold weather for the last few days and refused to do it anymore . I called the local garage and had it towed down there.
I'm so ashamed of myself for having to resort to that , but if it were warm out I would have done it myself.
I have friends in Berlin...I understand. I wouldn't work outside in that weather. I wouldn't even do it in my weather, that's usually warmer.
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It's not as bad when you are working in the garage because the wind factor is eliminated. The only problem is that even if it warms up outside a little my garage tends to hold in the coldness.
The other day I was pulling off the radiator hose from underneath and had a bunch of antifreeze pour out and drench my left side. I continued to work on the Jeep that way. I guess it's a good thing that stuff doesn't freeze up.
By the way, what is your friend's from Berlin last name's. If I don't know them. I'm willing to bet my brother in law might. Berlin is not a huge town.