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C.W.
11-15-2008, 04:31 PM
Is it a common thing with fords for the water pump to be shot?
I've had to do the pump in my 88 and 91 over the summer and the 91 is toast again :mad: It was a brand new not reman.
Is it just a ford thing?

SquirreL-E
11-15-2008, 05:00 PM
its common for everything in fords to go, so yea its just a ford thing, just keep replacing everything... get use to it =D

but on another note, probably air in the system?

C.W.
11-15-2008, 05:53 PM
Would air cause it to start leaking from the hole in the bottom under the shaft?

spitty
11-15-2008, 05:54 PM
Would air cause it to start leaking from the hole in the bottom under the shaft?
nope haha, do ya play in the mud? seals + mud = leaks

spitty
11-15-2008, 05:55 PM
where'd you buy the pump from? id say try and bring it back

C.W.
11-15-2008, 06:11 PM
where'd you buy the pump from? id say try and bring it back
It is under warranty, just tryin to find the receipt.
Haha ya i was figuring the mud probly had alot to do with it. Its only been about four months.
Between water pumps and pinion bearings im not sure what goes more often.

spitty
11-15-2008, 06:18 PM
ive never had a water pump go on my chev

nbrowser
11-15-2008, 06:20 PM
At least Ford circles the problem right on the grille....but ya, it does sound a wee bit weird to shoot thru a waterpump that quickly....I'd get it covered under a warranty if it's got one....failure shouldn't happen that fast.

C.W.
11-15-2008, 06:30 PM
ive never had a water pump go on my chev
I've only ever had two chevy ones go on me and both were very high milage.
I even bought new cuz it was supposed to be better than remanufactured but the other one i put in a reman one and its still going strong.

spitty
11-15-2008, 06:36 PM
I've only ever had two chevy ones go on me and both were very high milage.
I even bought new cuz it was supposed to be better than remanufactured but the other one i put in a reman one and its still going strong.
ever put dirty water in it?

C.W.
11-15-2008, 06:51 PM
ever put dirty water in it?
Not in the 9 months i've owned it. But it was nasty looking when i got it. Flushed it three times.

Reeseman
11-15-2008, 07:44 PM
next time try changing your cooland after. And run a little bit of barrs leak to lube the pump.

C.W.
11-15-2008, 07:48 PM
next time try changing your cooland after. And run a little bit of barrs leak to lube the pump.
I did put new coolant in it, also changed it a month ago again when i bought a bigger rad.

FU Toolbag
11-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Putting too much tension on the belts will also cause it to have premature bearing failure. When the bushings are shot it lets coolant bypass the inner seal and leak out the bottom.

C.W.
11-15-2008, 10:06 PM
Putting too much tension on the belts will also cause it to have premature bearing failure. When the bushings are shot it lets coolant bypass the inner seal and leak out the bottom.
Is it possible to put too much tension on a serp belt?

FU Toolbag
11-15-2008, 10:13 PM
Is it possible to put too much tension on a serp belt?

spring loased or manually loaded? If spring loaded, no not really, unless something downstream of it is trying to seize and that's unlikly to cause you pump to go. How did it cool when it was working? Theres a chance the one you put in was for a v-belt setup which would make it run backwards and would cause it to not cool very well when sitting and might cause it to wewar out as well.

C.W.
11-15-2008, 10:26 PM
It cooled really well, even now with it leaking slowly it was cooling just as good.
Its spring. A 91 f-150 if that helps.

FU Toolbag
11-15-2008, 10:31 PM
If everything is working, just leaks a little, let it sit for a day when it's warmer, then fill the hole with silicone. no more leak.[15]

If it's just a drip, you hould be ok, otherwise, live with the leak till you sell it in the next 4 weeks, or leave it stuck in the bush in 5 weeks or scrap it in 6 weeks.:fighting0071: [15]

C.W.
11-15-2008, 10:37 PM
If everything is working, just leaks a little, let it sit for a day when it's warmer, then fill the hole with silicone. no more leak.[15]

If it's just a drip, you hould be ok, otherwise, live with the leak till you sell it in the next 4 weeks, or leave it stuck in the bush in 5 weeks or scrap it in 6 weeks.:fighting0071: [15]
Ya i think i'll just get a new water pump, and i've had this truck for 9 months with no intention of selling it, never left a truck in the bush and only scrap the ones i buy for parts to begin with. :argue:

FU Toolbag
11-15-2008, 10:44 PM
Ya i think i'll just get a new water pump, and i've had this truck for 9 months with no intention of selling it, never left a truck in the bush and only scrap the ones i buy for parts to begin with. :argue:

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