Engine Cooling problem
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
My SUV started leaking small amounts of coolant about a month ago. Last week I noticed a great deal of coolant leaking from the water pump area. I drove the SUV several times before taking it to the garage. I engine did heat up above normal but I stopped to let it cool before I moved on. The garage replaced the water pump and timing belt. The mechanic took it for a test drive and said it was ok. I took it home and then to town to do errands and noticed the coolant was leaking out of the same exact area but the engine temperature was remaining constant and at normal levels. Could I have warped the head driving the small amounts that I did, but it was leaking coolant before it ever overheated. Could a warped head cause the gasket seal on the water pump not to seal correctly? There is no water in the oil and the engine is running great. No white smoke or water coming from the exhaust. Maybe the mechanic didnt seal if correctly- I am hoping. I have to wait till mon to take it back. Any thoughts about Heal a Seal? I can't afford thousands of dollars to repair a head. I spent 484 to fix this problem.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 11th, 2009 AT 9:13 PM