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joe's riv
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PostSubject: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyMon Apr 13, 2009 6:11 pm

I have coolant dripping from what looks to be the waterpump. I dont have any loose hoses, and it seems as if the leak is where there is a gasket on the waterpump. I am new to these kind of cars. Can I just pull the front of the pump off, replace the gasket and be good to go, or do I need to replace the pump? How bad is it to get out ( I am used to V engines and this sidemount crap is really confusing me ) ,........
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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyMon Apr 13, 2009 6:40 pm

how do I post a pic here?
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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyMon Apr 13, 2009 6:49 pm

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/Supercharged-3800-Tech-c2/Series-I-Engine-Transmission-f13/Write-Up-Changing-Water-Pump-t34.htm?highlight=write+-up

Click above for a write up on replacing the water pump.
Considering the amount of labor to access it I would recommend replacing it.


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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyMon Apr 13, 2009 7:33 pm

joe's riv wrote:
how do I post a pic here?

Click on "Board FAQ" above, then look for "How to post pictures"
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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyTue Apr 14, 2009 9:08 am

Water pumps have a 'weep hole' to let coolant leak out as a preemptive warning to bearing failure. When the bearing starts to fail, the water pump starts to leak. It's probably the pump.
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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyTue Apr 14, 2009 9:54 am

OK.....well according to autozone, the pump is only $30....but how bad is it to change it? The guy at autozone said its a real pain in the ass.....I may just have a shop do it....
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PostSubject: Re: leaky water pump   leaky water pump EmptyTue Apr 14, 2009 10:56 am

Had a local shop look at it......$150 parts and labor to do it.......its too damn cold for that......
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