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Old 08-05-2011, 11:26 AM
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How likely is it that the water pump is the issue? Is it possible that I could just have a bit of a blockage somewhere in the system?

I'm trying to get a hold of the guy we had check it out to ask what all he checked. I don't want to go replacing a $60 part if it doesn't need replacing.

But you're right, it's gonna be best to do it all at once. That's why I was figuring on replacing the thermostat too. I realize it's probably fine, but I don't know how old it is, and it's easier to take care of it now since we're gonna be taking the cooling system apart anyway
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:37 AM
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I would strongly advise you to replace the water pump. I am not there to look at it, but I am confident with your symptoms that that is the problem.

In other words, if it was my truck, I would be replacing the water pumo 100% of the time. I could be wrong, but I dont think I am

Just to reiterate, we told you to buy radiator cleaner and give the system a good flushing BEFORE you install new parts. If there is a blockage, (which I doubt) this will help. Nothing is completly blocked or your engine would be a pile a melted metal.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:49 PM
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Alright. Thanks, for your help and for all your time. I really appreciate it. I should be putting in the work on it this weekend so I'll let you know how it works out!
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How likely is it that the water pump is the issue? Is it possible that I could just have a bit of a blockage somewhere in the system?

I'm trying to get a hold of the guy we had check it out to ask what all he checked. I don't want to go replacing a $60 part if it doesn't need replacing.
Dude, you've asked that like 3 times now. And every time we tell you "It's your water pump, you need to replace it." No matter how many times you ask, the answer is going to be the same.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:51 PM
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I realize I've asked a few times, and I appreciate your patience. But to be fair, I have asked it in different lights. The first time was because I didn't see metal flecks like webster426 suggested there might be and I wanted to see if that was still the likely cause. When I asked the second time it was to ask if it would be better to wait to see what would happen after I drained and flushed the whole system. Finally, when I asked the third time it was to double check that it really couldn't just be blockage.

By the way webster thanks for the support: "...if it was my truck, I would be replacing the water pumo 100% of the time."

You have to understand that I'm almost completely new to self-mechanical and that I also don't really have a lot of money to be throwing around. So, while $60 isn't necessarily a lot, I'm a broke college kid and it seems a lot more significant to me than it might to you.

I've asked a few times because I want to make absolutely sure that I'm about to fix the most likely cause of my problem. So, with that, I would like to thank you again for your time and I apologize for being repetitive and redundant.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:03 PM
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Dont sweat it dude....we have all been there. Glad to see you taking some initiative and learning how to do things the right way.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:29 PM
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Thanks. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:28 PM
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Well, we did some work on the truck today... Unfortunately, I was unable to talk my dad into changing out the water pump (and found out he's terrified when it comes to mechanical work). I did, however, get him to admit there was probably something within the system that was rusting... so - step in the right direction. I'm gonna talk to our mechanic after church tomorrow and see what all he checked, if there's anything else he can look at, and if he can take care of it this week. If all else fails, I'll replace the pump myself after I get back down to school and make some money.

What we did: We drained the radiator. We did what I would call a partial flush of the system. I say partial because the thermostat wasn't right on the top and easy to get to, so he didn't want to take the time to remove or replace it (so, I don't think anything behind it got flushed). Anyway, we flushed the heater core and then replaced the fluid.

Didn't help. Honestly, after looking at it myself and talking to you all here, I didn't expect it to help. Unfortunately, sometimes with my dad you have to wade through the BS before you can get any real work done.

So that's my rant. Hopefully we can get this problem resolved after another trip to our mechanic, but if not I'll be coming back here for the previously posted instructions (thanks again for those!). If you want something done right...

Thanks to all who helped out. I really appreciate all of your time, advice and understanding.
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I'm glad you aren't surprised that after doing everything except what everyone told you to do, the problem remains.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:10 AM
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Hope you dont seize your engine when the water pump goes....
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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I'm glad you aren't surprised that after doing everything except what everyone told you to do, the problem remains.
And I'm glad you pay attention. It's not up to me. I'm the one who drives the vehicle, not the one who owns it. It's still my dad's vehicle and the work that gets done on it is still up to him. If I could have replaced the pump, I would have. Like I said, it's gonna be the first thing I do when I get back to college in about a week. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to get it looked at this week and someone will tell my dad he should have listened to me. Until then, there's nothing I can do.

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Hope you dont seize your engine when the water pump goes....
Me too...
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And I'm glad you pay attention. It's not up to me. I'm the one who drives the vehicle, not the one who owns it. It's still my dad's vehicle and the work that gets done on it is still up to him.
Way to pay attention??? Pay attention to what? That is the first time you have ever said anything remotely eluding to that. In fact, throughout this entire thread you have repeatedly referred to it as "my truck" and talked about all this work that you're going to be doing to your truck yourself. So lose the attitude if you want help. Although I don't know what more we can do to help since we've been telling you what the problem is and how to fix it for 7 days now. You're the last person who should be accusing anyone of not paying attention.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:23 PM
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Way to pay attention??? Pay attention to what? That is the first time you have ever said anything remotely eluding to that. In fact, throughout this entire thread you have repeatedly referred to it as "my truck" and talked about all this work that you're going to be doing to your truck yourself. So lose the attitude if you want help. Although I don't know what more we can do to help since we've been telling you what the problem is and how to fix it for 7 days now. You're the last person who should be accusing anyone of not paying attention.
EASE UP THERE BIG FELLA! He is respecting the wishes of his father....that is a rare breed in younger folks these days. He said he has talked to his pops and will do the work himself when he gets back to college. Fighting on FRF is like fighting in text messages, often times things get lost in translation, completely misunderstood, or misinterpretted.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:25 PM
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Turns out it was a radiator issue. Found out the water flows fine by turning on the heat in the truck. Doing so quickly lowered the engine temperature. Swapped in a new radiator and, so far, it's been running like a dream! (knock on wood)

Thanks for the help guys! I appreciate it!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:12 PM
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Wow.....I am surprised it was the radiator. Glad you got it fixed and didnt listen to me =p
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