I drive a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4L 6C. I’m about to replace my water pump gasket for the 3rd time. Every time I do it, the coolant starts leaking again after a few months. I think I’m using a quality gasket. I also use the gooey stuff on both sides of the gasket.
Any tips? Am I doing something wrong?
Is there a certain order in which I should be tightening the bolts on the water pump?
Could it be that I haven’t been cleaning the pump and the engine block enough?
The water pump itself is good. I purchased it new in 2015.