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Water pump leaking at the gasket. Can I just replace the gasket?

Yes, you can replace the gasket. You will need to remove the pump from the engine and take it apart. Be sure to clean the old gasket material off the pump and engine surfaces before installing the new gasket. It is also a good idea to check the condition of the impeller and wear a ring while the pump is apart. These parts can wear out and cause the pump to leak. If they are worn, you will need to replace them as well. Follow the instructions in your repair manual on how to do this.

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