antifreeze leak

Question 1 About three weeks ago, the Rodeo sounded like one of belts was slipping. There has been a smell of leaking antifreeze. Three days ago we noticed a wet spot
under the truck, it was early and it was right after a frost. I thought it was due to the thaw. Today I parked and noticed a large area of antifreeze. Raised the truck on ramps, noticed solution on the cross beam under the engine. Wiped the solution and ran the engine until it reached operating temperature and did not saw any fluids, droved the truck to increase the temperature and the antifreeze started to drip. I can not locate the source of the leak other than it appears to be coming from behind the engine where the transmission is bolted on.
Question 2
Is it the starter or the solinoid? The key is turned to start the truck and it clicks. Not the sound of a weak or bad battery. Two or three clicks and the starter turns the engine over.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Looks like it may be your Water pump. I had to change mine it is not fun. It is driven by the timing belt and when it starts to leak it looks like it is coming from a bolt usually bottom of engine by the cross suspension shock. as far as the clicking noise it may be your starter. Mine went out at about the same time as the water pump. It was a weekend job. To remove the starter is real fun as you need to remove a section of the exhaust. Loads of fun. If you do not have a manual you can find info at AutoZone.com they have an online manual.
When you change your waterpump you may as well change the timing belt at the same time since you will have the engine apart anyway it will save you a headache later.
Good luck.
Gary

There has been a smell of leaking antifreeze. Three days ago we noticed a wet spot under the truck, it was early and it was right after a frost. I thought it was due to the thaw. Today I parked and noticed a large area of antifreeze. Raised the truck on ramps, noticed solution on the cross beam under the engine. Wiped the solution and ran the engine until it reached operating temperature and did not saw any fluids, droved the truck to increase the temperature and the antifreeze started to drip. I can not locate the source of the leak other than it appears to be coming from behind the engine where the transmission is bolted on.

and it clicks. Not the sound of a weak or bad battery. Two or three clicks and the starter turns the engine over.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

has been a smell of leaking antifreeze. Three days ago we noticed a wet spot under the truck, it was early and it was right after a frost. I thought it was due to the thaw. Today I parked and noticed a large area of antifreeze. Raised the truck on ramps, noticed solution on the cross beam under the engine. Wiped the solution and ran the engine until it reached operating temperature and did not saw any fluids, droved the truck to increase the temperature and the antifreeze started to drip. I can not locate the source of the leak other than it appears to be coming from behind the engine where the transmission is bolted on.

clicks. Not the sound of a weak or bad battery. Two or three clicks and the starter turns the engine over.
About Q 1: Some Rodeo V6's are prone to leak at the back of the engine... from a cooling crossover pipe IIRC. You could try checking there, although it doesn't couldn't explain the belt squeal noise very well.
BuddyWh
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.