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Old 03-28-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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DId part of the major tune up this weekend, fuel filter, turned the rotors (the guy at the shop said they weren't even bad, however i put them back on and absolutely no pulse what so ever), and belts. However when i had the belts off i decided to check the water pump. I can wiggle the pulley back and forth, i'm assuming this means that the bearings are going on the inside?? I know that on my truck when the water pump went I could move it back and forth and there was some slop in there. There isn't alot but it'* definately noticeable. Is it time or is this normal? I don't see any coolant leaking when i park, however I am loosing it, but i don't see it buring on the block anywhere and leaving those white marks it usually leaves.
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Is the play up and down, side to side or in and out?
You may have a little evaporation if its not leaking anywhere? Is there any noise at idle from the water pump?
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play is side to side, didn't think to check in and out...it seems too much to be evap it'* about 3/4 gallon every 6 months?
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oh yeah the bearing is gone in your water pump then, i wonder how mine is?


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oh yeah the bearing is gone in your water pump then, i wonder how mine is?
wouldn't be a bad thing to check, especially if you are planning any long trips. I'm gonna order it and plan on doing it this weekend if i can get the garage.
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Did you get the pump replaced yet?
Was it the pump?
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of course not.....procrastination is my weakness. That and I have about zero time to do this. But it will be done soon, I can see it starting to weep around the shaft.
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