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TexasRaider
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« on: May 11, 2013, 10:40:31 PM »

I have a 2001 Pontiac Aztek, last week the car had a large puddle of radiator fluid under it when my wife parked it after coming home from work. We crept out to the mechanic the next day, and he said a pressure test showed it was pouring out of the weep hole of the water pump. I had him replace the water pump, thermostat and both hoses since it has 200K+ miles.
Tonight I noticed about 4 cups of radiator fluid on the ground, and coolant blown all over the under side of the car again, all on the passenger side.
No hoses seem to be leaking, either. What would make a brand new water pump leak again from the weep hole, if that's it?
I know he took off the intake manifold to get to the thermostat, could he have left something loose?
I got it out of his shop 4 days ago, just started leaking again tonight.
Hate to take if back if he doesn't know what he's doing.
Why would it keep puking coolant?
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 05:42:57 AM »

Hi TexasRaider

Have him redo the pressure test & be there if possible, there's a lot of places for a leak to happen. Especially check the hose for weakness going to the overflow tank.

Good luck
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