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Water Pump @106k


gumby_ct
01-24-2010, 07:31 AM
The water pump just stopped pumping and leaking at 106k mi. I am just wondering when others are finding that their water pumps fail?

Yes, I will be doing the Timing Belt too, while I am in there. It looks like the Timing Belt has never been done before. What is the scheduled interval for the timing belts? The 1.0L is a non-interference engine, I hope?

Well gotta get busy before the BIG flash flooding rains get here.

Woodie83
01-24-2010, 09:21 AM
Non Interference, although I find that the cessation of operation interferes with my life in a big, big way. Newer timing belts (I think 95 is when they changed) are rated for 90K miles, the old ones were 60K. I'd say 100K is about average for a water pump, but it varies drastically, hard to name an exact number. The key point is that it's almost the exact same job to replace the water pump as it is the timing belt, to do one without the other is folly.

gumby_ct
01-24-2010, 09:45 AM
Non Interference, ... The key point is that it's almost the exact same job to replace the water pump as it is the timing belt, to do one without the other is folly.Oh I agree. Just got the timing belt OFF and it is in remarkably good condition.

The timing and alternator belts also cost about the same. Tho the alternator belt is grossly cracked and definitely needs replacing.

I think the hardest part so far was getting that blasted front wheel OFF.

gumby_ct
01-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Ok done with that. Started right up, so I musta done something right :)

Will have to see how the next couple days go to see if the head was warped or damaged by her driving it this way. ooops.

106,629 miles
new timing & alternator belts; new water pump; air filter & oil changed. Battery was changed 12-29-2009 (2nd battery, too)

Woodie83
01-25-2010, 05:56 AM
Nicely done. Your alternator belt isn't tight enough though. How do I know? No Metro has ever had it's alternator belt truly tight enough. They usually require a bit of a tweak after 100 miles on a new belt.

gumby_ct
01-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Nicely done. Your alternator belt isn't tight enough though. How do I know? No Metro has ever had it's alternator belt truly tight enough. They usually require a bit of a tweak after 100 miles on a new belt.
Actually, I followed this guys advise and didn't have any problem :)
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=3871630#post3lems871630 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=3871630#post3871630)
I 3rd what Crvett69 & 3M said...mine squealed til I tightened the belt.

Put a socket on the alternator (ENGINE OFF & in neutral), turn socket 5-6 complete revolutions. If you can't turn the crankshaft - you found your problem. Get a Big screwdriver or prybar - tighten belt again.
Good Luck,
Gumby_CT

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