Mechanics

FAST COOLANT LEAK FROM BEHIND PULLEY

1999 Volkswagen Jetta • 170 miles

The Jetta leaks coolant fast from behind a pulley loacted just above the oil pan. I can not find any wet spots anywhere around it, but it leaks fast from behind it. The pulley is the largest pulley involved with the serpentine belt. Maybe crank shaft pulley. I dont see coolant in the oil yet, but im sure itll work its way through the oil pan gasket eventually.
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TyAzz
February 18, 2012.



One more.


Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 19, 2012.
Thanks. This leak though leaks weather the car is running or not. Its a slow drip with the car off, and a very fast drip with it running. So fast that the coolant resevior will empty out in ten minutes.
Regardless, im going to have it diagnosed to know for sure.


Tiny
TyAzz
Feb 20, 2012.
Yes, have it looked at and post back your finding!


Tiny
Exovcds
Feb 20, 2012.
For about $12 you can buy a one month subscription to the same reference material we use here.
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/mitchell1eautorepair-car-repair-manuals

Or, you can go to Autozone, Pep Boys, or one like them and buy a Chilton's or Haynes manual and do the work yourself. And tools you need can be rented or borrowed from the same stores. You can save more than $100 doing it yourself.


Rivermikerat
Feb 21, 2012.
It was the water pump leaking. If I could do it myself it woulda cost $170 for water pump, thermostat, and timing stuff. Since I couldn't, $700. Thanks for the help guys. Ima get to posting my next problem with this car.


Tiny
TyAzz
Mar 1, 2012.
Glad we were able to be of help. Glad it's fixed now.


Rivermikerat
Mar 2, 2012.
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