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post #1 of 10 Old 11-25-2017, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! Coolant leak from rear of engine of 1997 Accord

Just dealt with an issue where my radiator fan wasn't coming on... After I was testing the car by leaving the engine running for about a half hour to see if the temp would rise, everything looked fine... The gauge didn't rise above quarter...

I then closed the hood, went inside for about 5 minutes, when I came back out, a stream of coolant was running along the ground, and the temp gauge went to just above 50% (obviously since coolant is leaking)...

I looked under the car, and noticed a steady stream was coming from what appears to be a very small hole on the rear driver side of the engine...

Is it a hole that needs something in it? Or is it (plz God no) a crack? Please let me know

This is a pic of where the leak is... This is an overhead view, and the leak is in the red circle, just north of the red marking inside the circle... For further reference, the leak is to the back of the engine on the driver side, leaking towards the driver side

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1) Just dealt with an issue where my radiator fan wasn't coming on...
2) the temp gauge went to just above 50% (obviously since coolant is leaking)
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2) wrong. try again.


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What color is this car?
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You don't know what kind of car this is??? Please take a picture of the car. Often cars of a certain make/model/year share in the same problems, so that information is useful.

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Question #1:
What color is this car?
green..97 accord...4 cylinder

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You don't know what kind of car this is??? Please take a picture of the car. Often cars of a certain make/model/year share in the same problems, so that information is useful.
im sorry, i thought i posted it...97 accord, 4 cylinder

Any idea where it is leaking from?

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My idea is the water pump.

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Water pump? Explain further please... What exactly about the water pump could cause this? Is that a missing piece? And how do I fix it?
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Take it to a mechanic.

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It sounds like you're not familiar with this kind of work. You should take the car to a shop and have them look at it.

All engines have a water pump. If you didn't have a water pump you'd overheat pretty quickly. The pump has gaskets that sometimes leak. Draining the entire cooling system is necessary to replace the pump and/or gasket.

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To clarify the water pump has a weep hole, that is a hole that is designed to allow coolant to leak out if the seal on the bearing goes bad. This is a guess, as the picture you have it is not clear, the angle is horrible and the picture is not clear. In your car the water pump is driven by the timing belt. If you have a bad water pump you will need to replace the timing belt as well as the water pump.

The leak could be many things, bad head gasket, bad hose, bad temperature sending unit, etc...



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