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Old 08-08-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Think water pump is gone?

So after a nice long day of cruising, i put the car away in the garage, only to cone back half an hour later to a sweet smelling garage...coolant!
Poped the hood and noticed right away coolant on the block right by the water pump. Pulled the dipstick, oil is clean no coolant there.
Noticed the bottom of the water pump is soaked and also my oil Pan and oil filter seem to have caught some spray from the coolant and made coolant marks all over them.
Been some reading and apparently there's a "weep" hole or something on the bottom of the pump, and from what I read if it's coming from there my pumps shot.
Does this sound correct ?? I don't want to start ordering parts before imam confident
Also anything else I should be checking/looking at here as a possible problem ?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Think water pump is gone?

yup sounds like your water pump is gone.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Think water pump is gone?

yeah your weip hole will dump coolant to warn you that your pump is going on, i would just pay the 50 bucks and get a new water pump and thermast before your motor gets to hot and blows a head gasket. its a pretty easy job changing one out
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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She is going on my buddy's flat bed Friday afternoon and into my mechanics shop
Just ordered a fr high flow replacement
New thermostat and gonna replace all the hoses, there only 3 months old but I'm anal like that haha
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thats cool man, better safe then sorry.
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Just to be sure did you check your lower radiator hose ? If it springs a leak by the hose clamp or were it connects to the water pump it could be spraying coolant all over the same areas.worth checking just cause its an easier fix.
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Re: Think water pump is gone?

It is a good idea to check hoses first to be sure it isn't a leaking hose instead of the pump.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #8
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I'm replacing the pump with a high flow polished pump
Was going to wait until winter when she is getting her new top end package, the pump has had a minor leak/trickle from one
Of the bolts at the top of the pump since I got it.
We used aftermarket bolts and they were a tad too short for the housing so it developed a minor leak, tried thread lock hoping it wouldn't get worse until I tore the motor down but , what can you do.
Gonna replace it this weekend as I Am in Vancouver bc and only get a few number of very good weekends to cruise, as she will never see rain lol
Thanks for all the advice, this is the first board iv been on where the members actually want to help instead of just making dumb, useless
Comments that have nothing to do with the problem in question, all the local boards are full of really young big headed kids or very old farts who don't care for anything
But the 60's and 70's stands so there useless anyways.

Great help guys thanks

Did actually find a hose that looks very suspect as to maybe being a problem down the road so I'm deff going to replace all the hoses when we do the pump

Cheers guys!
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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So got time today to get into the Stang and change the water pump
Before
Before I started i figured i would do a pressure test, lucky I did as my timing cover gasket was pissing coolant, so another trip to the parts sore.
So my job basically doubled in size.
Just taking a break before re installing fan, draining the oil and outing fresh in, adding coolant and should be good to go )
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Oh and btw u went with a cheap water pump to get me through the summer and fall as I'm doing a stroker motor in the winter time so decided not to spend the big cash now on the polished water pump
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Almost there
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Re: Think water pump is gone?

Thats a very pretty engine and engine bay! Gl with stroker swap in the future
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