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Coolent leak found, 2.7l finally Water pump upper relief hole

Well after banging my head and standing upside down. Lots of phone calls with Dodge Specialists. Finally found that the water has shit its' pants. Beside the upper metal coolent line. There is a small (about 1/4" ) relief hole that vents for the water pump. At fist it look like the coolent was coming from between the tranny and the motor. but not so. After pressure test ( three ) and with three other friends two listen and one crawling around and climbing over the motor looking for dyed liquid.

Tear down the intake to find it might be the hard line took it off tested it. No holes. Then phone rings and its yet another specialist saying look for this tiny little God Damn vent hole on the upper part of the motor in between the heads on front of the motor. But on/in the valley Looking down on the motor on the left in the valley.

Well more coolent goes in, start pumping up the pressure all eyes on deck looking in the valley..... Felt like a god damn oil driller hitting the mother load ther it was a stream of liquid shooting out through the valley hitting the top of the bell housing and spraying everywhere.

No I sit waiting for valve cover gaskets, new plugs, couple coils ( weak ), water pump, thermostat, and alot of patience.
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cool deal at least your making progress and found the leak.....if i understood your waterpump is toast too?
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cool deal at least your making progress and found the leak.....if i understood your waterpump is toast too?
yep the water pump is toast, most manuals only talk about a failed front water seal on the 2.7l engines will leak through lower weep holes. had two intrepid tech's from calgary saying the other was wrong. One saying the lower weep hole other upper weep hole.
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yep the water pump is toast, most manuals only talk about a failed front water seal on the 2.7l engines will leak through lower weep holes. had two intrepid tech's from calgary saying the other was wrong. One saying the lower weep hole other upper weep hole.
the upper weep hole your referring to is the water outlet housing with a bleeder screw to bleed the air from the cooling system.....the other is if your lucky enough to have coolant come through the weep hole so that you can catch the failing waterpump or gasket before it completely grenades the motor......I can't believe them 2 didn't know the difference.....
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