Unless I'm mistaken there are no water passages down there. Oil yes, but not water, so removing that bolt should not cause water to gush out.Tried the bolt, it’s pretty tight and I’m wary of shearing the head. Won’t water come gushing out if I’m successful loosening the bolt?
On closer inspection I can see a green (antifreeze?) stain running along the seam.
Then the water is coming from outside the front cover . There just isn't a supply of water behind that bolt.Thanks for the very detailed reply.
The water is definitely weeping from the place I described, I dried the area, left it over night and this morning a small amount of clear water is on the floor and around the seam. I opened the oil filler plug, looked at the dipstick and both were good, not milky.
I believe that may be the wrong style puller. If I remember correctly... on mine the puller tool slid behind the lip on the center hub. Your's may be different.In addition, I need to remove the power steering pump pulley ( to access the 3 bolts). I’ve removed the main nut, got a 3 jaw puller in position, liberally sprayed with WD40 but the pulley is not moving. I’m wary of breaking something so am I missing something? View attachment 2640080