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I don't think I ever mentioned this before, but I share the 940 with my brother. Ever since I got the Stang, it's pretty much become his, and I pretty much just use it when I need cargo space for something.<P>Anyway, coolant has been leaking out of the car for months now, and there was never enough time for me to look at the car, so my bro just kept adding coolant (I know, I know). Well, today the car overheateted. I popped open the hood and sure enough, not a drop of coolant.<P>So reverse flushed the system and filled it back up. The point is that I think I found the leak. The gasket between the water pump and the cylinder head seems to have popped out of the joint <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"><P>This must have happened when we had the head gasket replaced, but that was a long while ago. Here are the pics. The first is of the gasket, and the second is of my finger pushing the gasket aside, to show that it's not sitting anywhere close to where it's supposed to be.<P> <IMG SRC="http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/mueller/740leak1.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/mueller/740leak2.jpg"> <P><BR>Anyone know how to fix this? Can I just pull the pump off and replace the gasket? Or does the whole head have to come off? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"><P>
 

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How long was the car driven with the temp gauge buried in the red? It's possible that everything is fine, and the head won't need to come off. Or the head gasket could have been damaged, and the head could have even warped. Check the oil. Is it milky looking at all? Pull the spark plugs and see if any of them are really clean (steam cleaned). When you get the leak fixed and the car running again, see if it blows white smoke.<P>The head doesn't need to be removed to replace the water pump or the seals. If the water pump is old, replace it too. From Gapa.com, a water pump is $37.46-$64.00 with three to choose from, and the gasket set is $2.66. I don't know if the gaskets come with a new pump, but my guess would be that they are included.<P>Good luck.<P>
 

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According to my brother, the temp guage never actually hit the red. He got about a mile from the house before he realized that it was reading high (it normally doesn't rise above halfway). He turned on the heat and realized that the heat wasn't working, so he turned around. By the time he got home, he says the guage was near the red but hadn't actually touched the red mark yet. This all happened early in the morning, before I even woke up. By the time I got to the car it was cold again. Also, I sometimes doubt the accuracy any and all stock guages in any car, especially one with 130k miles on it. I think he was deep into the "too hot" zone, even though the needle technically never touched red.<P>The oil and everything else appeared fine, but I didn't check the plugs.<P>Thanks for that website, I'll check that out. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 
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