View Full Version : I killed it!

07-04-2010, 12:35 AM
Well ok i didn't quite kill it but i broke it a little :rolleyes: Its going to be a decent story so if you cant be bothered to read just scroll down to the photos ;) Although none of inside yet just the disassembly.

Was driving across the bridge yesterday evening around 7ish. Could see this lightly smokey cloud behind me and hear this terrible whine so being me just said ah probably that p.o.s next to me :dontknow: Anyway i glance down at my cluster to notice my temp gauge going through the red line. Decided it would be a good idea to stop in a second and take a look which was about the time i lost power steering. No power steering + 35" super swampers made it a little tough to turn where i wanted lol. Was hoping that the belt had just slipped off but no it was just one long belt now and it wasn't one piece any longer. Shredded rubber everywhere! Luckily my Dad came out and after a little confusion over new belts lordco gave us and me being a general retard ended up having to leave it there for the night. Finally got a chance to go look at it today, first thing we noticed was the water pump pulley was almost un movable by hand, i wasn't sure how movable it was supposed to be but my Dad was pretty certain it should be able to be turned. After putting the new belt on and firing it up it sounded like shit! Imagine if there was gravel inside the water pump, thats pretty much what it sounded like for about 5 minutes until the truck just died. Pulled the belt of and found the water pump pulley was now completely seized. Confirmed this by firing the truck with no belt and no noise present, plus it started right. Long story short $98 and 1 hour later thanks to Mario's towing (great guys, great service) shes finally home in my drive way again :D Nice to have it back although its still not working. Managed to get the fan off and the shroud out of the way and i guess tomorrow im putting a new water pump in it.
Note to self:
Listen to Dad!
Belt only routes one way, otherwise its to long and water pump cant rotate that way
Have more patience
Stop being a retard!
:D :rolleyes:

Tear down starts tomorrow i guess.
Shroud out!

07-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Looks like my motor when my alternator siezed, nice lol

07-04-2010, 05:46 PM
yeah chunks of belt in every place it could possibly get ehh [15]

dirka dave
07-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Silly dodge..

07-04-2010, 07:17 PM
So waterpump was turning backwards, they usually don't like that.

Hopefully that's you'r only problem[cheers]

07-04-2010, 08:04 PM
So waterpump was turning backwards, they usually don't like that.

Hopefully that's you'r only problem[cheers]

Well we were given this belt that was to small because they compared it to the shredded one, but managed made it work by missing the tensioner (i know silly idea but i was hoping it would work just to get me to my house) anyway that belt lasted about 15 seconds and started smoking so thankfully i didn't actually drive it like that because thats when the water pump was probably turning the wrong way.

all fixed now and runs good. Doesnt over heat and no other issues seem to have risen :D

07-04-2010, 08:19 PM
glad to hear ya got her all fixed up, and fairly easy too :D kinda forgot what those engines look like with all the emissions and ac crap, definatly dont regret loosing all of that on mine

07-05-2010, 06:30 PM
hahahaha, now you have to drive FAST to stay cool :D