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Old 03-10-2010, 09:58 AM
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Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Well this problem has started happening 3 weeks ago. I now I am leaking coolant because sometimes I can see it dripping from underneath my Jeep. I can say it's not leaking from the Radiator because it's dripping somewhere under the engine. I saw some of it before my Oil Pan. And when I put the Heat on it smells like coolant. So I can't really use the heat for a long time. My Coolant Resevoir went from a little above full to Low in 3 weeks. I checked the hoses and they all seam tight. I went under my Jeep yesterday when the smell started and looked under and didn't see anything dripping. Anyone else have this problem? I might go take to a shop this week or next week.

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Old 03-10-2010, 05:25 PM
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

My guess would be the water pump bearing is about to go and it is leaking from the weep hole at the bottom.
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

^^^+1 water pump. sometimes you can grab the fan and jiggle it,. it really shouldnt have much play.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:34 PM
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Checked that already sorry I forgot to mention it. I'm thinking it's a Freeze Plug or the Heater Core.

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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Is the front carpet on the passenger side wet? Try pulling it back from the firewall a bit and feeling underneath.
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Just checked....nothing. .
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

It only smells when I have the Heat on. Sometimes when I don't use the heat I can smell it outside of my Jeep. I hope that kind of helps!
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Take a good look at the overflow bottle, they can crack as they age. I'd be kind of surprised if it is a freeze plug, as it would be poring out of those.
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I will check the overflow bottle again. Thanks Joe!
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

check the thermostat housing gasket I have the same symptoms on mine and thats where i found mine only drips when warming up or when hot after shutting down.
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Re: Coolant Leak 04' WJ

Well I'm about to get rid of the WJ now. My friends dad told me about a little trick. Get 1 tea spoon of pepper and drop it in the radiator to help stop the leak.
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