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Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 15:42:17 GMT
From: Bob <uctraingnospamanet.com>
Subject: Re: Water pump


On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 01:38:23 GMT, "sdf" <sdfnospamo.com> wrote: >Just had a service on a 2001 9-3 (75,000 kilometers). Report said the water >pump was "weeping." They said it should be fixed relatively soon. Is this a >common problem, and how soon do you reckon it should be done? How big a job >is it? > Depends where it is weeping. There is a possibility of weep between the two halves of the pump or where the pump enters the block. Cost of the pump is about $100 USd, IIRC. The gasket/seal into the block could be just a couple dollars if that is all it is. To do it you drain the cooling system (just pull the hose), remove the serp belt, pull the PS pump out of the way, then remove the water pump hoses and the pump itself. Probably a 4 hour job the first time you do it.

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