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Water Pump Problems

kf6zvt

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2002 XLT
I'm putting on water pump #4, the only good thing is I can now do it with my eyes closed. The original pump lasted 105k miles. Since then a pump will last 10-15K miles. The pumps will start to squeak and 2-3K miles later will be leaking.

I am buying good quality pumps that have a "lifetime" guarantee (from Napa). So no replacement cost other than my time, and a reluctance to take the vehicle on a long trip.

The with the last pump (#3) I replaced the tensioner, belt, and fan clutch. All the pulleys seem to be in alignment. I'm using good quality coolant mixed 50/50.

Any thoughts or ideas about what else might cause repeated failures????
 




wood1

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'93 XLT, Cayman Green RIP
Strange problem, I'd add a water pump lubricant, maybe that'll help. Have you asked a Ford mechanic if that is a common issue? Maybe your best bet would be a Ford water pump if the reman ones aren't lasting.
 




Tbars4

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...how long did the original last??? i would guess the brand you are using should be changed...:scratch:

...btw, go smith bulldogs...:D
 




wood1

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...btw, go smith bulldogs...:D[/QUOTE] ??
 

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