Originally Posted by Jkilbert
I thought about the temp sensor but that wouldn't explain why I'm not getting flow through the radiator. Top of the rad and hose gets hot, bottom of rad and hose doesn't. I'm not getting bubbles in the rad. Head/ gasket was one of my thoughts already. I'm just wondering if the new pump is actually a standard rotation pump instead of a reverse rotation.
That was my thought. The v-belt one, and the serpentine belt one are the exact same housing with different direction impellers. How long have you had it? If it was running fine then started acting up, most likely not the pump. If you bought it that way (running hot), the PO may have replaced it with the wrong one. Good luck.
'89 Yes it's a Junker, 2.5l, 5 speed, Big balding tires, conventional Western plow, Some kind of lift?, Lots-o-tub rust, good frame. Leaks oil front, center & rear, 1990 hard top, Off color red doors and plenty of paint fade and dents all over. Missing some (plenty of...) parts. Plethora of PO hack job "repairs". There is now a hole where the "awesome, kick-ass, sub-woofer, crank-it-up radio" was. Making it reliable as a Jeep can be. Still looks like crap, and most likely always will!