Hey I have a leak on my ford 5.0 that appears to come from the pump/hose. The previous owner said a gasket or oring was installed wrong. Any help is appreciated please. I just joined this and don’t know how it works.
Do you means coolant leak from the water pump?
Solution: take it to a mechanic, show them the leak. Let them diagnose the problem and repair/replace as needed. I would not be surprised is you need a new water pump, or hoses.
Year, make, model, and miles are useful info. Is this the older 5.0 engine or the new one? Ask your friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations for a good local independent mechanic. From experience a small coolant leak can become a catastrophic leak in an instant.
Welcome to the forum.
Just install a new water pump. You may surprise yourself at just how simple this can be. A little gumption, elbow grease, an afternoon and your Ford 5.0.
Buy a new pump and get to work. I have $20 that says you can do it…
As posted above you’ll get better results here if you provide the vehicle’s make/model/year/engine/transmission configuration. I own a 70’s Ford 302 (==5.0 L) truck and for that configuration the leak would probably be coming from the thermostat housing gasket or the bypass hose. Water pump leaks tend to come from the shaft seal.