Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
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I have a 1999 Ford Taurus, 3.0 Vulcan motor, 145,000 miles.
I pulled the car up on ramps yesterday and looked at the water pump area from underneath. I can see where coolant is leaking from an area behind the water pump. It appears that coolant is leaking from a seal for the timing cover gasket. Even though I do not have coolant puddles around in my garage, I'm currently adding 2-3 quarts of coolant a week to the overflow tank.
Is common for a leak to occur here? I was planning to install a new water pump, but replacing the timing cover gasket looks a bit too much for this shade tree mechanic.
Maple Grove, Mn