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1 coolant boiling away due to overheating . 2 external or internal leakage ( leaking head gasket )( cracked head or cylinder bor ) ( loose cylinder heah bolts ) 3 faulty radiator cap. and if youre sure its a water pump thing grab the pump and try to shake it if you can the pump is bad and coolant would also be leaking out the weep hole at the front which is designed to leak when the pump goes bad

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Q: On a 1985 Chevy S10 aside from hose connections and the water pump gasket are there other ways or reasons that the water pump could be losing over a gallon of coolant in less than 400 miles?
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