Followup on coolant leak


#1

So the coolant leak in my '95 Galant is from the pipe that runs from the waterpump to the thermostat housing. It passes under the exhaust manifold and it is not a hose, it is metal. Now the end that enters a hole in the waterpump area is leaking. What kind os seal or O ring should I be looking for? What do I ask for in the parts store?


#2

Galant:
It is an O-Ring. It is the coolant pipe O-Ring.
Beck-Arnley part #0394003
$1.99 @ partsamerica.com
~Michael (Dartman69)


#3

Thanks, it looks like I will also need the other gaskets for the thermostat, might as well change the thermostat while at it. I only hope I can collect the coolant properly not to get in trouble with management in this apts we are living in.


#4

Buy a new tube too, it’s probably rusted and THAT’s what caused the seal to fail. Have a garden hose nearby to clean up any spilled coolant.


#5

Thanks for the posts, esp Dartman. I ended ordering the O-ring from the dealer, because the local Kragen didn’t have it in stock and I didn’t want to be stuck running to the parts store trying to fit an O-ring with the car not operable. The job took a total of an hour to do and another hour to clean the mess and take the coolant to the local recycling center. With less than $20 spent it beats the local mechanics’ estimate of $600 to change take the water pump out and changing the O-ring.


#6

Alays glad to hear from a DIY’er that gets back on the road.
~Michael


#7

Alays glad to hear from a DIY’er that gets back on the road.
~Michael