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Old 08-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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Water pump failure at 14,000?

Basically wondering how many others have encountered that problem and was it on the new Penstar or the older 3.8? Had anyone heard the exact cause of such a premature failure?

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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Basically wondering how many others have encountered that problem and was it on the new Penstar or the older 3.8? Had anyone heard the exact cause of such a premature failure?
Mine was replaced at 7k miles, it didn't fail but was chirping like a bird.

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:51 PM   #3
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Mine has started chirping like crazy when warm. 2013 at 8700 miles. Going to dealership tomorrow to try and get them to agree to a new water pump. Wish me luck!
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Mine has started chirping like crazy when warm. 2013 at 8700 miles. Going to dealership tomorrow to try and get them to agree to a new water pump. Wish me luck!
You shouldn't have to try, it needs replaced.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Mine had to be replaced at 2,400 miles (no, that was not a type-o).
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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Went to the dealership yesterday - 13 sport with 16k. It's on backorder, which makes me think this is a common issue.
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Went to the dealership yesterday - 13 sport with 16k. It's on backorder, which makes me think this is a common issue.

Mine's a 2013 with 7k... that is not very reassuring. With no water pump, you're out a vehicle... are they at least giving you a rental?
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #8
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My water pump was replaced at 9,000 miles for chirping. Dealer said it was a common problem on the 3.6L motors.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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The water pump on my 2013 JK was replaced at 7,000 miles.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:21 PM   #10
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Mine was replaced around 10,000 miles. The dealer wanted to rent me a car, but I asked them if they would install a fuel door hatch instead if I bought the part. They said they would and I ended up paying $90.00 out the door.
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Mine was replaced around 10,000 miles. The dealer wanted to rent me a car, but I asked them if they would install a fuel door hatch instead if I bought the part. They said they would and I ended up paying $90.00 out the door.
If you see how easy it is to install the fuel door hatch, you might be kicking yourself in the rear.
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My 2014 started chirping at 14K and had to be back-ordered and replaced. I've had more problems with this 2014 (my 4th Wrangler and favorite one) than any of my other 3... Luckily, everything is under warranty. Now I am thinking to buy an extended warranty... Geez, what else is going to go wrong?!?!?
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Mine's a 2013 with 7k... that is not very reassuring. With no water pump, you're out a vehicle... are they at least giving you a rental?
It's still drivable - just chirps like crazy when warm....won't be off road again till it's fixed, so they can tow me if it goes poof.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:19 AM   #14
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Chirping

My 2013 JK started chirping at about 200 miles ( I have 3000 now). The dogs go crazy from the noise but I can find my Jeep when it's running. I just ordered a new water pump ($239.00) will have a mechanic replace it. I am in So Korea and can't afford to make three trips to the dealer.
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My 2013 started chirping at 9,000 miles was replaced @ ~12,000. I have ~29,000 on it now and it has been fine since...

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