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Thread: Water pump leak??
02-25-2012, 08:40 AM #21
I am most likely doing this next weekend (have a ton of work weekend + a nice dusting of snow outside is not a motivator ). first plan is to confirm that the weep hole is weeping. If I cannot see anything its off to pep boys to get a loaner pressure tester.1995 Saturn Sw1 196K and counting
2001 Suburban LS 150K and counting
2004 MR2 Spyder 62K and counting
2007 mini cooper S 60K and counting
02-25-2012, 08:53 AM #22
sounds good...i didnt even use a pressure tester.I just started taking it apart and found out it was the gasket!...my weep hole was completely dry
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab "All-Star Edition"
Line-X'd Custom Brush Guard(Heavy Duty)
5.3L Flex Fuel
275/65R18 Toyo Open Country AT2's
2" Rough Country Leveling Kit(want to get the 2.5 RC kit)
EGR In-Channel Vent Visors
Exterior PLUS Package
Interior PLUS Package
K&N Drop-In Air Filter
Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
DeeZee Toolbox(going to get Line-X'd)
Diablo Sport Predator(AFM Disabled)
Next Planned Mods
Blacked out Tail Lights
03-03-2012, 06:43 PM #23
did you get a chance to work on it this weekend yet?
03-03-2012, 06:50 PM #24
Drove it all day today heat was great (too great actually) but as predicted the low coolant light came on. I pulled over opened the deck lid and coolant in the overflow is a little low (as much of it was in the engine as it should be ) but not horribly low. shut the truck off and I watched it clime back up to "normal"
My new guess is the sensor that tells the mystery box on the dash that I have low coolant is failing. Not sure where that is but I would guess it has to be in the overflow.
any insight would be greatly appreciated
03-03-2012, 07:21 PM #25
The coolant level sensor is in the jug. Those were notorious about going out in the 99-02 models(including intake manifold gaskets). You could try taking the jug out and washing it with dish soap and that might clean the sensor enough to fix it. If not you will have to get a new one. Have you checked underneath your oil cap for any milky substance??
03-03-2012, 07:34 PM #26
I can live with the light as long as it is bogus. My dash is already a bit wonkey. every time I fill that tank, besides my sobbing, the tank reads full then the car dash reads dead empty, the idiot light tells me I have low fuel and I until I drive forward and brake it stays that way.
I may just go ahead and replace everything this summer but with snow flurries today (and stainless steel brake lines to put on my fun car ) I am going to watch and see mode.
You have been really helpful and I appreciate the extra mind on this!!
03-03-2012, 08:07 PM #27
No problem!...when i have something going wrong with my truck,i HAVE to find the issue right away!...but i cant find my issue with my Service Air Bag soon light from coming on...ive checked everything!(but thats a diff thread!)...im ready for spring already!
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