01 426 Problem


5 replies to this topic
  • 01Yamaha426

Posted December 13, 2008 - 10:13 PM

#1

I just bought a 426 and it won't hold coolant. I see the leak and its underneath the water pump on the side of the crankcase. It's coming from a hole thats supposed to be there and came from the factory that way but I'm guessing theres supposed to be a bolt or rubber stopper or something to go in there. If anybody can help me out with what i should do or where to get this part i'd appreciate it. I already looked on the internet at some exploded pictures of it and couldn't find anything. Thanks.

  • DeeCee

Posted December 14, 2008 - 04:04 AM

#2

The hole you refer to is a weep hole and the fact that coolant is leaking from it shows your water pump seal(s) have gone. The hole is there to let the rider know there is a problem.

Check the posts on this forum for changing the water pump seals, some good advice there.

  • 642MX

Posted December 14, 2008 - 07:59 AM

#3

DeeCee is right. Its the water pump leaking thru the weep hole. You'll need new seals, bearing and probably the shaft. There is a manual thats free to download at the top of the forums, it has detailed instructions.

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 14, 2008 - 08:44 AM

#4

The hole you refer to is a weep hole and the fact that coolant is leaking from it shows your water pump seal(s) have gone. The hole is there to let the rider know there is a problem.

The hole is actually there to prevent coolant from contaminating the engine oil by giving it a way out other than into the primary case. It does also provide a visual indication of the leak, though.

  • 01426

Posted December 14, 2008 - 10:10 AM

#5

I had the same problem right after I got my 01. It is an easy fix.

  • 01Yamaha426

Posted December 14, 2008 - 10:24 AM

#6

alright thanks yall i didn't know if yall was gonna be able to figure out what i was talking about. i'll be gettin it fixed soon and checkin the forums to keep learning cause i've never owned a yamaha and some of their stuff is new to me.





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