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Old 09-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Help needed for water leak

Replaced the belt tensioner on my car due to the belt slipping. Now I have a water leak that was not there before. The plastic tube that is on the right bottom side of the tensioner is not leaking, nor are the hoses. I can see water dripping down on to the top of the crankshaft pulley, but can't see where it is coming from. Does anyone know?
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First welcome MissG,you don't say what yr? and can ya get a pic or two??
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There are two of those tubes . They are 90 degree plastic coolant elbows. There is one you can barely see, and then one buried underneath the lower intake manifold. Try searching around a little to find them both. The gaskets get pinched easily and leak.
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Dripping on top of the crankshaft sounds to me like it's coming from the weep hole in the water pump.
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I have a 98 camaro 3800 series. There is only one tube.
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There are two of those tubes . They are 90 degree plastic coolant elbows. There is one you can barely see, and then one buried underneath the lower intake manifold. Try searching around a little to find them both. The gaskets get pinched easily and leak.

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There is one plastic tube and the second is metal and part of the tensioner itself. I can see both, it looks like the water is coming from behind the water pump pulley. I haven't had the car long and don't have a manual yet. If it is the o rings whats the best way to seat them?
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Dripping on top of the crankshaft sounds to me like it's coming from the weep hole in the water pump.
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So my water pump needs replaced? How big of a job is that? I am mechanically inclined, but would appreciate any advice.
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In my opinion it was the easiest part to take off when I was taking my motor apart it just unbolts from the cover. Not hard at all
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Replaced the water pump and it was easy. Thanks! This is my first sports car, my son talk me into it. I'm glad he did. Now I need to address the engine codes i'm getting. They are p0303 & p0336. The first is a cyc 3 misfire and the second is the crankshaft position sensor. Any advice? In reference to an earlier post, i'll see about posting some pics. All in all she is in good shape. She has just over 102k miles.
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For the misfire move the 3-4 coil pack and see if the misfire follows it. Your tps sensor might need to be replaced, they're not too expensive
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For the misfire move the 3-4 coil pack and see if the misfire follows it. Your tps sensor might need to be replaced, they're not too expensive
I thought the TPS on the 3.8 was part of the throttle body?
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Could be, im not too familiar with the 3.8 motors
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