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water leak?

12-23-2008, 10:22 PM
I have a coolant leak by the water pump. but not pump.Is there a freeze plug above the water pump? It seems to be behind the pump.

12-24-2008, 01:24 AM
Could we have the engine, make, model, etc. Thank You

12-24-2008, 11:24 AM
I thought it was a given being this is a zx2 forum ,sorry.It is a 98 zx2 2.0 z tec dohc.

12-25-2008, 11:37 AM
There is no casting plug. It could be the gasket behind the pump or the weep hole underneath. A new pump (change the timing belt, too.) will solve your problem.

01-10-2009, 02:11 PM
Ok not many feedbacks on this subject so I will add some more findings.I have taken the timing cover off to grt a better view,it is not the pump.I think it might be the hose that come from the thermestat cover to the pump housing that the lower rad. hose comes into. The thing does not leak all the time and this is what makes it hard to find. Thanks for the previous feedbacks.

01-23-2009, 11:44 PM
Took to shop,turned out to be two small holes in back of pump housing.

01-25-2009, 12:19 AM
So, did you have to replace the water pump? Did you fix it yourself?

01-25-2009, 12:36 AM
No Dave ,shop has it is the pump housing,worn so thin it wore two pin holes.The pump was ok but will have them change it.

01-25-2009, 04:37 AM
Oh. I was wondering about that. Thanks for the reply. Dave

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