Dodge Ram Water Pump leak


Old 07-26-09, 02:48 PM
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Dodge Ram Water Pump leak

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.2L engine. The water pump failed so I purchased a new one from a local auto parts store. I installed it and after a couple of days it started to leak. I thought I may have messed up the gasket so I bought a new gasket and reinstalled the pump. After a few days it began to leak!! I checked all the bolts and the leak seems to be coming from the pump pully , but it's hard to tell. Could the new pump be bad? Any other suggestions? The leak seems to go away after the truck gets to operating temp.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:06 PM
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Mike, yes the new pump is probably a rebuild and not really "new", and could be bad as well. The leak is probably coming from the weep hole which is on the dry side of the bearing. While it is fairly new, exchange it.

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