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katsov

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Just replaced water pump on my 2006 V6. Pretty straightforward, just needed to rent a fan clutch wrench and pully wrench from autozone. Took about 3 hours, let me know if anyone has questions about how to do it.
 
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What brand of water pump did you use? Just curious, did your water pump start to weep or develop play in the bearing?
 
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To add to 08Eddie's question - what's your mileage? It's good to get a feeling for when they fail - they obviously don't all fail at the same mileage but it helps to get some benchmarks.
Thanks.
 
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Is it acceptable to replace the front cassette, tensioner, (and rear tensioner), along with the balance shaft tensioner - leavening the rear chain unchanged? I've read varying opinions on this topic.
 
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What mileage did you change your pump at?
Just replaced water pump on my 2006 V6. Pretty straightforward, just needed to rent a fan clutch wrench and pully wrench from autozone. Took about 3 hours, let me know if anyone has questions about how to do it.
 
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Brooklyn Bay -

you realize that changing the rear timing components is whole different ball game :)
Doing the water pump is withing reach of most of us here, doing the complete timing job on 4.0 SOHC is just a little more advanced.
 
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I understand. I saw a thread a while back about one member replacing it while the engine was still in the vehicle. I didn't think that it would be possible since there's so little room back there but somebody managed to do it.
 
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I replaced the pump with AC delco 252-544 from amazon for $50. The truck is at 170k miles. Prior to this though, I also replaced the thermostat housing which developed a leak at the seal. I was going through a jug of coolant every 3 weeks, but couldn't identify the pump 100% until after I replaced it. There was coolant everywhere in the underside of the engine.
 
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