That is where the weep hole for the water pump is located. You most likely need a new water pump. When the bearing inside of the water pump fails -(and they do around 150000 or so)- the weep hole will break open and water will spill out there. It is a good idea to change the upper, lower, and bypass radiator hoses along with the water pump. Also, changing the thermostat may be a good idea, because typically with a failed water pump there is bound to be some type of contamination in the coolant. This could cause the t-stat to stick or fail.
Thank you and bless you and your husband -- May he return soon.
Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 10:26 AM