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Too good to be true, the truck was running good, not overheating.  Last night, I saw a puddle, maybe an oil leak.   I checked and after running, it is leaking a mixture of oil and antifreeze by the  front case, above the oil pan.  It's lost a quart, it runs fine, but the killer dowel pin is a possibility. 2001 shouldn't have a killer dowel pin?

 

Has anyone heard of this, and is the likely source the water pump?  The engine runs, so the engine seems okay.   Thoughts?

And thanks for the help.

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There has been at least one report of a 2002 Dodge Ram with a KDP failure. There used to be a picture of the dealer invoice showing the KDP report for a 2002 Dodge Ram under warranty. So any year is possible to have a KDP problem. Just rare above 2001. 

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Water pump leaks from the weep hole when the bearings go, it can be significant and will drip down the case. Any oil leaks before this?

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there is one small freeze plug inside the gear case.  arrow points to it.  but i think the water pump is going if its not mixing coolant with oil

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On 11/5/2017 at 5:55 PM, Mopar1973Man said:

There has been at least one report of a 2002 Dodge Ram with a KDP failure. There used to be a picture of the dealer invoice showing the KDP report for a 2002 Dodge Ram under warranty. So any year is possible to have a KDP problem. Just rare above 2001. 

 

That was Dave Conrads (Fishin2deep4U) Dad.  Used to have a link to the post but don't know where that went now.

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