Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:38:14 -0500
From: "J. Pires" <>
Subject: Re: 87 900 water pump question

Since you have to do all thet work just to get to the water pump (worst if you have A/C), why not spend the $37.00 and replace the whole thing? Joe Ywan Mason wrote: > Depends on where the water pump is leaking from. If its the gasket, > yes you > can replace just the gasket, but if the pump has many miles on it or > any play > or roughness in its shaft, it would be to your benefit to replace it. > The > gasket would be rare to fail. The most frequent failure point is the > seals in > the pump. They will seep out a weep hole designed into the pump. This > requires > replacement. The most common causes of the seals failure, besides just > wearing > out, are coolant choice/neglect and overtightening of the belts and/or > bad > alternator bushings.

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