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Old 01-13-2013, 01:34 PM
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i have a 05 5.7 4x4 i noticed one day that the temp gauge was up higher than normal when i changed my oil today i noticed coolant coming from around the water pump gasket my thought on this is do i replace just the gasket or the whole setup and how can i tell if the pump is actually bad without having to purchase a new im trying to avoid spending close to a 100 dollars for one any advice would be helpful thanks much

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If I was in your shoes I would just replace the pump while I already had it off.
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100 bucks for water pump or 4 digits for more serious repairs stemming from overheating?
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if the water pump is going bad, it will seep water out of the little round hole on the underside of the pumps shaft. it leaks out because the bearing seal is shot

I would replace the pump if you have to take it off for most any reason, then either put it on the shelf or turn it in for the core charge
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replace the pump while its off just like everyone is saying if you can. They go bad, and with the low miles you have it could have gone bad/ dried out from lack of use. sometimes they just go bad and there are only subtle signs of it.
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hey thanks for the help you all glad to know theres people out there that have the answer i was expecting but wasnt sure stay safe
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