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    Water pump leak

    The water pump in my truck was leaking out of a hole in the bottom of it and i was told it has to be replaced, but before i could do that it stopped leaking. Does the pump still need to be replaced?

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    Yes. Water pumps have a habit of intermittent leaks, but it needs replaced regardless......

    Johnny

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    Should i buy a new one or is a remanufactured one alright?

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    Personally I'd get a new one. I'm not a big fan of reman stuff if I can get new. What make/model truck and what engine? Some are pretty straight forward and a reman might be ok if you have to do it again. Some are a pain, Duramax comes to mind.....

    Johnny

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    Depends on your pocket book.
    Reman would be fine.
    A lot of brand new cars have
    remanufactured parts on them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 482
    Depends on your pocket book.
    Reman would be fine.
    A lot of brand new cars have
    remanufactured parts on them!
    :shock: ?? please explain, do you mean from the factory or in preformance of warranty repair ?

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    I agree with johnracer though, I would buy
    new if it was me for what good that does.
    Got the wife a new car and when it was time
    for front pads we found remaned rotors from
    the factory! :cry:

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    It's a 1994 GMC c1500 with the 4.3l v6.
    I've looked at Summit's website and they have a new stock replacement for $40 or a reman one for $20
    I was told by a friend from the track that it'll be easy to replace even for me since i'm only 17 and still learning a lot

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    What about Auto Zone or some local
    parts house?
    They should have one without
    having to pay shipping and handling.
    They may want a core charge until you bring the core back.

    Just a thought

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    i've checked with the NAPA store just down the road and the cheapest reman they have is like 25 so i figure after tax it would be pretty much the same if i got it there or online. Napa said it would be about almost 2 weeks before it would get here from the warehouse but summit it would ship tomorrow and be here friday or saturday


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