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how can I tell if my water pump in my 92 Honda prelude is leaking? I've got water coming from somewhere and not sure of the culprit.

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BuckElk

A water pump leaks from a small hole in the bottom of the pump ! You'll have to get down there and feel around the pump for any moisture ! Check your hoses and overflow bottle too ! Usually when a pump is going bad , it leaks and your car gets hot easily ! You have to get down there and really check ! Good luck and let me know if I can be more help !

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If you've been running your A/C , it will drip condensation build up out the bottom also . Make sure it's coolant and not just water !
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thanks Buck :) its water for sure,though I didn't use the ac..would it leak if I used my defrost on heat?
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No it wouldn't ! You can usually look at a water pump a bit and see if it's dripping from there . If the coolant in the overflow bottle is bubbling and leaking out water, then you have a blown head gasket . Check your lower hose connection and how old is it . You can usually see a water pump leaking while it's just sitting there not running . Is it overheating ?
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Is it coolant or just water ?
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not overheating and now I can't get it to drip one drop ?
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See ? Just like when you go to the Dentist for a toothache ! It stops hurting the day you have an appt. ! A water pump would drip all the time warm or cold ! Not a big puddle but it would drip ! Make sure your overflow tank isn't over full ! Let me know as I have this week pretty free while my knee is mending !
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thank u so much ,the info is very helpful .let ya know what happens.lol
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hope your knee gets better soon!
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Me too ! I can drive to the site and see how they're doing but it's a two hour drive and my knee is killing me by then ! Good luck ! Anything I can do to help, just let me know !
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Just thought I would stop by and say Good Bye ! Too many haters on this site for me ! They hated my Father and now they think I'm him, NOT ! Good luck young lady !
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We'll see how it goes for a little while , but just some people can sure hate !
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I'm sorry to hear that.what's wrong with people ?:(
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You would have to check the water pump physically for cracks or if the seals are bad. Otherwise it could be a hose is cracked or getting old.

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thank u for the advice
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If it is leaking on the passenger side behind the front tire that could be your air conditioner condensation tube that's normal if your using your air conditioner. Does your check engine light come on or your water temp. light ? Go to a friend that's more up on that they can help you.

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no warning lights ,but the fluid is closer to the drivers side than passengers,I didn't use the ac ,but did use the defrost
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If your water pump was leaking you wood notice either green or pink fluid on the ground depending on what type anti freeze is in your car.

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I'll check that out,thank you
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