remeber that cracked coolant hose? It's actually the water pump :(

notfred

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Ok, so, I go to look at the thing in bright light today, to fix it, turns out that I dont have anything wrong with my hoses. My water pump just blew up. If you fill the car up w/ coolant, it just leaks out the bottom of the pump....

Sucks.

So, I'm going to replace the pump, and while I'm at it, put in a high performance radiator and a new thermostat. I have to buy those tomorrow.

Here's pics of what I did after I figured out what was wrong with it: PIC1 PIC2

Can you beleive I'm doing all this in a dorm parking lot? There's car parts all over my room now....
 

Evadman

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Probably means the internal bearing went bad. Thats where the weep hole came from, so people could tell before the belt locked up.
 

UDT89

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dude, this just happened to me too.........i was like 30 minutes from my house and dorm and i was picking up a friend on mine. I get off the exit ramp to the expressway and i smell S$$T. I turn down the stereo and see smoke, i pull over immediately and when i do the car stalls and it gushes out the antifreeze.

I'm in a "bad bad" neighborhood, and i have no cell phone. Cant afford one, but i got AAA now :). So i call my friend, and she is scared to come get me b/c of where i am. Finally she comes and i leave my car, not by choice but it was 1am.

I replaced every hose possible, and it was the damn water pump. Oh yea did i tell you i almost seized my engine too b/c i didnt hear the pump blow? My stereo was too loud. <stupid kids> lol

by the way is that a 5.0 mustang??? lx?
 

apoppin

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<< I replaced every hose possible, and it was the damn water pump. Oh yea did i tell you i almost seized my engine too b/c i didnt hear the pump blow? My stereo was too loud. <stupid kids> lol >>


Water pumps don't (usually) blow out like a tire. Keep your stereo loud - just be aware of your temperature gauge - it is the best indication that something is wrong with your cooling system. :)