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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:16 PM

I got up and ready to go to work, started the truck and headed off to work. Got about 3 miles from the house and felt the steering get tight and the belt start to squeal. I got off the road and found the water pump had failed. The pump wasn't leaking or loose, I just checked all of that yesterday getting ready for the trip this weekend.

Called my wife to come to me and we pulled the truck back to the house. I went to NAPA and $236.00 later had a new pump, belt, thermostat, and anti-freeze. I just got done at 2:30 repairing the truck. Glad it failed this morning and not Thursday morning on the way to Evansville,IN..

Here is a couple photo's of the failed pump. Never had one fail like this one did, the impeller broke off the shaft and the bearing race is broken.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Wow! Glad it happened close to home! Would have been more out on the interstate! Never had one freeze up like that, usually just leak.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:28 PM

Never a good thing to have a break down, but being close to home is the best thing. Glad to know everything is ready to go. See you in Evansville.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Wow...never seen one do that either. But this is the year for weird water pump issues. Both my truck & Cherokee had water pump base gaskets spring a leak within 2 weeks of one another. I've never had a base gasket leak ever in my near 54 years.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:49 PM

With the single serpentine belt, you loose everything and on my diesels I loose the brakes and steering..

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 03:50 PM

With the single serpentine belt, you loose everything and on my diesels I loose the brakes and steering..


NOT FUN!!!!!!!!

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Glad you weren't any farther away or going fast to get where you were going.
I think I see the problem tho, your work areas are to clean & you have been changing the anti-freeze regularly. That sludge they warn you about is actually a lubricant and sealant all in one.. :rofl2:

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 05:24 PM

I think I see the problem tho, your work areas are to clean & you have been changing the anti-freeze regularly. That sludge they warn you about is actually a lubricant and sealant all in one.. :rofl2:


I don't think that was it Alan, not on my almost 500,000 mile truck :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 05:26 PM

I can tell you that I don't have a rust problem.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Glad this happened close to home and that you were able to get it up and running the same day.

I also never saw one fail like that. Did you get 500k miles on that pump?

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:19 PM

We have 3 Ford F-250 7.3 Diesels 97, 99 and 2001. I don't remember if the 99, this truck has been replaced or not.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:22 PM

That would have been a very expensive repair if it failed on a road trip far from home. Sure must be nice to be able to keep a vehicle that long and not have rust issues. We use so much salt up here in the winter that it is a real necessity to use some sort of undercoating to protect things.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Brian, glad it happened close to home. Wow 500K and I thought I was doing good with my F250 at almost 200K when I sold it.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Bill,This is the 4th one that we have got to 500k at least, the other 2 are at 250k and 360k right now.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 09:50 PM

I'm also glad that you weren't far from home when it went! Good thing that you'll be able to make the trip this weekend too! Those are some impressive mileages on your trucks! My best ever was 247,000 on an S-10 with the 4.3 in it. It might have made it to 500 K if the body hadn't rusted off of it. Living in Texas certainly has it's perks!




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