Water pump leak

Old 11-05-2010, 12:11 PM
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Default 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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Old 11-05-2010, 12:31 PM
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Yes. Water pumps have a habit of intermittent leaks, but it needs replaced regardless......

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Old 11-07-2010, 12:30 PM
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Should i buy a new one or is a remanufactured one alright?
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:08 PM
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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.....

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:09 PM
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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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Old 11-07-2010, 01:14 PM
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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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Old 11-07-2010, 01:16 PM
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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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Old 11-07-2010, 04:20 PM
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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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Old 11-07-2010, 04:37 PM
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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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Old 11-07-2010, 05:02 PM
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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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