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CHEVROLET BLAZER WATER PUMP PROBLEM

1998 Chevrolet Blazer

My car never overheated untill I replaced the water pump why?
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Melissamatt
March 8, 2013.



HOW LONG WAS THE WATER PUMP ON, BEFORE IT STARTED OVERHEATING?

WHY DID YOU CHANGE IT TO BEGIN WITH?

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 8, 2013.
A couple hours and because you could hear the water pump going out I had about 3 different mechanics tell me if I kept driving it that I would have to replace the raditor it sounded bad for about 3 DAYS. But never overheated untill we changed the water pump and a hose the bypass hose I'm pretty sure it was a curved hose


Tiny
Melissamatt
Mar 8, 2013.
But it only ran for about 5 mIns before it overheated


Tiny
Melissamatt
Mar 8, 2013.
ARE YOU DIYing THIS?

I JUST LOOKED UP YOUR PUMP

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_remanufactured-water-pump-driveworks_15420096-p?searchTerm=water+pump

IT'S KINDA SEALED UP SO YOU CAN'T SEE THE IMPELLER

IT IS VERY POSSIBLE TO GET A DEFECTIVE PUMP---I SEE STUFF LIKE THAT A LOT WITH MANY PARTS

IT MAY BE THAT WITH THE NEW ONE, CIRCULATION IMPROVED AND CRAP INSIDE THE RADIATOR BROKE LOOSE AND CLOGGED UP THE VANES

SHOULD YOU NEED A NEW ONE OR OTHER PARTS....THE PROCEDURE IN MY LINK MAY HELP AT THIS AND OTHER STORES AVAILABLE TO YOU......AT THIS PARTICULAR ONE, "A124" WORKED YESTERDAY! (IT'S BEEN WORKING FOR QUITE A WHILE)....SEE MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2001-dodge-neon-milage-just-want-put-fliuds-their-locations

JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT CONSUMERS MUST DEAL WITH NOW-A-DAYS, THEY MAKE THIS STUFF SO IT WILL FAIL!.........CHANGING THE PUMP MAY BE THE EZ PART, IT'S THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE THAT OCCURS WHEN SOMEONE CONTINUES TO DRIVE.....LIKE WARPED HEADS AND HEAD GASKETS

LOOK AT THIS......RETRO-ENGINEERING....."METAL USED BEFORE", THEY USE PLASTIC NOW (METAL IS STILL USED), THIS IS A VW AND A FORD TAURUS , AND ANOTHER VW..........I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOURS IS MADE OF

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 8, 2013.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR BELT ROUTED CORRECTLY?

I SAW ONE THAT WAS MISROUTED (AND ACTUALLY FIT?) THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY OVERHEATED HAD SEVERAL MECHANICS STUMPED. THEN THERE WAS THE ONE MECHANIC WHO PRETTY QUICKLY NOTICED THE ISSUE. WHICH HAD THE WATER PUMP TURNING BACKWARDS. STUPID STUFF!

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 8, 2013.
You don't think it could be s thermostat we bought a new on he is gonna put it on tomorrow


Tiny
Melissamatt
Mar 8, 2013.
IT IS POSSIBLE........THINGS DO SEEM TO COME IN THREEs

IF IT'S BEEN LIKE FOREVER.......IT'S NOT GONNA HURT TO INSTALL A $5-$10 THERMOSTAT

DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE?

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

SOME OF THIS STUFF IS SO EZ, MY 5 YEAR OLD GRANDSON (NOW 7) CAN DO IT.........REGARDLESS WHO DOES THE WORK

......"YOU" ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE "WHATS AND WHENS".......A MANUAL WILL GIVE YOU THE INFO TO KNOW.......ALSO THE "HOW TO"

AM I HELPIN' AT ALL?.......ARE YOU GOING TO A RELIABLE SHOP OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO A CHEAP ONE?

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 8, 2013.

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