Coolant leak on 95 Dodge B2500 van with 318...

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Old 12-20-18, 02:07 PM
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Coolant leak on 95 Dodge B2500 van with 318...

This leak only happens when it is warming up. It is leaking somewhere above where the bottom hose connects to the water pump. I recently had a new water pump and upper and lower hoses installed before I left on my trip in November. The new pump has 6k miles on it. Any thoughts...
 
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Old 12-20-18, 03:10 PM
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If you didn't just have the pump changed.... I'd say it's the water pump.
Since it was just changed that leaves a leak between the pump and the block as the next likeliest location.
I would check the hose clamps first just to make sure they are tight.
 
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Old 12-21-18, 06:35 AM
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I second Pete. Looks like pump. Either bad install, bad part or imperfection in mating surfaces. Happens.
The only true way of spotting this is to pressure wash entire area, from the top to bottom, then introduce dye into coolant and check for leaks later with UV light.
 
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Take it back to the shop that installed pump and hoses, Still shoud be under warranty,
 
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Old 12-21-18, 04:43 PM
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I recently had a new water pump and upper and lower hoses installed

Was it a new water pump or a new rebuilt water pump?
 
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