Water pump prollem.
Water pump prollem.
09-29-2009, 07:38 PM
Also, once I get it out, are there any tricks to getting it seated correctly in the new pump?
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
This is not included with the new pump. I'm told by the parts counter guy that I have to remove it and reinstall it on the new pump. How I ask? "WD-40 and don't hurt it 'cause they're tough to find."
That's called the heater bypass hose and no it's never included with a new water pump, but it's stocked by just about any auto parts store. In fact anyone worth a damn would've told you to replace it along with the water pump. Get a new one, along with 2 new hose clamps for it. Install the new one using the new hose clamps and a bit of RTV sealant at each end and you won't have to worry about it for 10-15 years.
09-29-2009, 09:15 PM
It's not the bypass. I believe it's called the heater return. It's a metal tube, approx. 5/8" O.D. It seems to be baked in there pretty tight. Should I not be able to twist it out, any other ideas for removal? Thanks.
09-29-2009, 10:04 PM
Ahhh, you're talking about the water pump inlet tube. In that case, remove the bolt going through the tube's mounting bracket, then do a lot of twisting and yanking. The tube is only held into the water pump by a rubber o-ring. You will want to replace this o-ring with a new one. Lube it up with some Vaseline and it should pop right back in.
09-30-2009, 06:22 AM
Tha'ss the one. Soooo-I just twist, and wriggle, and :swear:, and hope. I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
10-01-2009, 09:57 AM
Let me know how you make out. It's always interesting to hear the end result.
10-01-2009, 10:14 AM
Well, the twisting, wriggling and :swear: proved to be futile. So I went back to the auto parts store ( same one where I was told "they're hard to find"), and picked up a new one. Had it right on the wall. Rest of the swap-out went about as painlessly as I could hope. Everything is right in the world. Thanks for the help.
10-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Just one more question for future reference. You recommend the use of Vaseline, but I have always been under the impression that petroleum jelly will attack rubber. I avoided the Vaseline this time, and used paste wax instead-woodworkers trick. Everything slid together fine. But in the future, are my fears of petroleum jelly unfounded?
10-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Had it right on the wall. Rest of the swap-out went about as painlessly as I could hope.
I guess the tube wasn't as hard to come by as he led you to believe. LOL
10-01-2009, 06:19 PM
I have always been under the impression that petroleum jelly will attack rubber.
are my fears of petroleum jelly unfounded?
Yes your fears are unfounded. I suggest the Vaseline to people instead of grease or oil because the Vaseline breaks down much faster and doesn't hang around.
10-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Thanks. One more thing to add to my (very limited) bag-o-tricks.
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