Engine Cooling problem
2004 Kia Sorento 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 84,000 miles
Have a leak on passenger side towards the front of the engine. When the car is running it is a drip but when the engine is off & is hot the leak pours out. The temp gauge reads normal. I have checked the coolant reservoir and there are no cracks in it. The hoses all appear to be not leaking. The leak seems to be coming from the plate that holds all of the accessory pumps and pulleys. Is there a gasket for this plate that seals water between it and the engine?
Yes, that's the water pump and there is a gasket, also where the water pipe connects is an O ring seal, pressure test it to pinpoint the leak. #10 and 11 are the pump and gasket.
July, 10, 2009 AT 10:56 AM
Thank you for the response. Just a quick follow-up, can the O ring be replaced without removing the waterpump? From what I see, the O Ring connects to the water pipe which is then inserted into the water outlet fitting which is on top of the thermostat case, is that correct? Or, is there another O Ring that you are referring to?
July, 11, 2009 AT 8:47 AM
Water pipe goes into the pump, pump needs to be removed to replace it.