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Old 01-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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Water pump took a dump

I was driving when suddenly my water temp guage shot all the way up...so i put it in neutral and coasted to the side of the freeway. Opened the hood to find my radiator basically empty and the engine smoking from the heat. There was a reddish liquid sprayed over the front of the engine. I filled the radiator and overflow with water and got it to my house...

so now i need to swap out my water pump. Is there any advice you guys have for this? About how long would it take? Do you happen to know of a how-to?

Thanks everyone

oh, and: I'm not 100% sure it's my water pump..but that is what my grandfather says it probly is so..
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Re: Water pump took a dump

Should take about 2 hours. Water pumps for our cars are still pretty expensive for some reason tho.
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Re: Water pump took a dump

Did you check for blown hoses or gaskets?
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Re: Water pump took a dump

Actually, it does sound more like you have a leak somewhere, if your radiator was empty. I don't think that would have anything to do with pump...

Like he said above, check your hoses, and see if your radiator is leaking.
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check all hoses, redish liquid could be tranny fluid? not sure how it got on the motor... does it smell like tranny fluid?

it could be coolant if you used that orangy coolant stuff.
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Yeh, when he called me it sounded like he was talking about tranny fluid...but...it could be that colored coolant, didn't think about that.
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the liquid was coolant for sure..so that's good
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feel free to call me with any questions you have, ill try to help.
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^thanks

should i use silicon on both sides of the gasket?
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gah!! does anyone know how to get the upper hose out that goes to the thermostat from the water pump...It's not really a hose, just like a metal pipe. I pull on it like mad and it won't come out. After i get this thing out i should be home free..please help
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the black hose on top...it won't come out!
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Those are very hard to get out, it's probably easier to get it off the engine first and then off the pump....
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Re: Water pump took a dump

yea...it was off the engine.
but i finally got it with a chisel, lol.
this is quite a pita...scraping the old gasket off is horrid

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Should take about 2 hours.
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Re: Water pump took a dump

omfg...
1. One of the bolts that connects the water pump to the engine broke off..will it leak without it or am i alright to at least give it a try?

2. Do i need to wait 24 hours for the silicon to fully dry or can i test it after like 12 hours?

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i would wait and i guess it depends on where the bolt is, i would try to get it out and replace it, you may can tap it out depending on how the break is.
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Re: Water pump took a dump

Go to Sears and get an easy out. Personally I don't like broken bolts anywhere on an engine.
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