why would water be leaking from the distributar

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Asked by Feb 22, 2008 at 08:31 PM about the 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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6,485

is that the V-8?

could be a head gasket leaking and draining to distribytar

40,245

Agreed, or perhaps a freeze plug. IIRC, the distributor is on the back in these engines. I'd suspect a head gasket or freeze plug. However, you could have a crack in the distributor which is allowing condensation to build up and drip out, if it is only a small amount of water and infrequently...

6,485

if it is the V-8, he has the "optmi" and this means that the water pump or the pump gaskets are leaking (if it is the 350), if not I agree with papa and littlehorn. This is something you will want to get it looked at.

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on an lt1 the distributor is on the front uner the water pump, it is cam drivin I believe, it could also be a leaking intake manifold gasket, somtimes they dont seal well if it has been off recently

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