Originally Posted by MoparBoyy
well first off thats what you get with one of those Auto Zone aftermarket pumps.. they really are pieces of crap...
as for that "special tool" i have done prolly 10-15 waterpumps without using that tool, then i did finally buy one, so if you want to barrow it i would be more than willing to give it to ya, it makes the job alot easier.
well back to my job at your local 5 star service center..
p.s. how much you want for the truck?
Really wasnt an option when I got the pump (this is one part I prefer OEM BTW). The dealer here didnt have one in stock and I needed the truck running by morning. AZ had one in stock. I dont think you work for the Dodge dealer here.
Trust me if you had to deal with these guys you'd probably get a sour taste. Sad thing is the old Dodge dealer here (Wells) had a great service and parts dept before Hembrough Group bought it.
But lists of fixes....
*HEater core (have a new one, just need to install it and see what cause the current one to fail and maybe modify the box).
*Water pump (really a simple thing to do, after the fan clutch comes off)
*Power steering pump leak (either pump seal or the lines since it seems to originate from under the pump)
*tires (on wear bars)
*repaint the front bumper (peeled) and top of the tailgate (shell seal rubbed the paint to the primer). Not a big deal until I sell it
*might need a new cat (100K miles about normal)
*center SRS sensor under the dash might be shot after getting soaked in coolent after the core blew again Replace when I do the core)
If you were closer I would love to borrow that tool, but I wont ask you to drive to here. I might be able to take it off with a wrench since when I replaced the fan clutch I didnt use the tool to tighten it. It might be just loose enough to do it at home. Problem is theres no bolts holding the pulley to the pump like an OEM one (which is more than likely the problem).