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Old 11-27-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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suspect water pump

I am suspecting my water pump is on its way out...there is a belt squeak when I have the jeep in drive and the foot on the brake. I have noticed that the belt has started walking on the water pump / fan pulley. No leaking from the water pump. Hate waste the money if that's not it. has anyone else had this similar problem?

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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how is the belt condition? the tension? it might not be the water pump its possible the tensioner is going out or the belt is dying.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:57 AM   #3
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x1..Sounds like a belt issue. Check the condition of your belt for glazing and cracks along with the tension. A bad water pump will cause overheating, leaks, and sometimes noisy/wobbly shaft if the seal/bearings are bad.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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Belt is new along with idle pulleys and tension is a manual adjustment it is tight.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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I am suspecting my water pump is on its way out...
You might want to detension the drive belt and check the water pump for binding and/or excessive runout.
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