Water Pump Already?

Asked by Mar 03, 2010 at 05:33 PM about the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 06 5.7 Hemi in my Dodge ram and its leaking coolant from the front of the motor hoses are tight.  Only 38,000 miles on it. do you think it would be a water pump already?

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12,715

grab the cooling fan and if it moves back and fourth the bearing is shot which yes meens the water pump is also bad as well, now im not sure if this is true for the hemis, but on my 5.9 magnum were the water pump is there is a small hose that runs from the water pump housing to the thermostat housing, on my truck that hose deteriorated and it caused large amounts of coolant to leak all the time, the radiator could have a small leak in it, worst case scenario and highly unlikely is a partially cracked block.

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I try that thanks. It also looks to me as if the coolant is running down the block from the water pump area maybe its just a leaky gasket?

12,715

thats very possible does the truck ever over heat? either way i would suggest doing a gasket job if you know how to do it your self i would make it RTV gasket maker on the water pump with a OEM gasket and then RTV gasket maker on the engine side (basically 3 gaskets) its the best sealing system around in my eyes. but also it could be the thermostat housing gasket (mind you im saying these things from what went wrong on my 96 5.9 magnum) im not too learned in the lay out of the hemis.

420

check out that small hose in back of water pump, and thermostat. it had me replaceing the water pump, when it was that had a pin hole in it. Remove that hose first and inspect it properly. A five dollar hose.

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