|12-19-2014 07:45 PM|
I have a 2013 Sahara that was bought new and only driven every other weekend. I have had it 2 years and only have 13,800 miles on it now. I went to the dealer for one of my free oil changes and the service manager heard a slight whistle sound underneath the motor at idle. he did not hesitate and said "looks like your water pump is failing".
My dealer has been amazing thus far and the manager asked me to leave it with them. He explained about the casting sand problem and simply wrote me a ticket saying he would need a few days for repair. So it looks like my routine oil change resulted in a few other repairs and I did not even have to ask.
My question is what all exactly can this sand effect? The manager asked the service tech if they could start work today and he said no problem however would need a while as the radiator, water pump, and heater core would need to be replaced. I was assuming only the water pump and maybe a flush of the system would be all that is needed and not the other parts. My heater seemed to be working just fine and the only real problem was that damn whistle sound every now and then. It did look like I had some dark sediment on the bottom of my coolant overflow tank but no real performance problems. He did say it would only get worse over time.
I am not complaining at all as I would rather it be done correct however reading through other threads it seems many have been ok after only replacing the water pump. Is it possible that Chrysler is simply replacing everything as a precaution now or is it really necessary to ensure a complete repair? None the less it is all being covered and I am happy to see my dealer (Hendricks Jeep) taking great effort to help me.
|11-13-2014 05:50 PM|
|11-13-2014 05:38 PM|
|10-11-2014 12:55 PM|
|10-11-2014 12:06 PM|
|10-11-2014 09:22 AM|
Is there any reason not to keep driving while waiting for a pump?
The dealers replace the alternator first simply because Chrysler will pay to do it. They build additional business this way. It's a scam against Chrysler and causes extra inconvenience for the vehicle owner but it's money for the dealer. This crap drove me nuts when I worked for a dealer, they have no conscious or shame whatsoever.
|10-11-2014 06:12 AM|
|Hoppy2||Reading this and other threads makes me want to keep my 2011 JK with the 3.8. Running fine with 58,000 miles. It has plenty of zip with the 3.73 gearing.|
|10-10-2014 11:54 PM|
|10-10-2014 05:09 PM|
|COHR||2015 rubicon hard rock starting to chirp also, bummed also!!|
|10-10-2014 01:14 AM|
|DallasJKU||I wonder if there is an aftermarket WP since Chrysler sucks!!!|
|10-09-2014 10:50 PM|
|DallasJKU||I replaced mine at 14K and now just turned 20K and its chirping again. I'm getting tired of replacing water pumps. WTF is wrong with these things??|
|07-31-2013 10:22 PM|
2013 JK chirping issue
My JK has 4995 miles on it and the chirping has gotten out of hand. The dealer has at least acknowledged the issue and says it is the water pump bearings. Of course they are on backorder. No loaner, no eta when part will be in.
The funny thing is they say go ahead and drive it. That is all I need. Broke down in the middle of know where or on a family outing.
|07-11-2013 07:46 PM|
|corvallisbattery||2013 JKR. Had my water pump chirp at me for about 20 second one day after I pulled the jet ski out. Hasn't doesn't it since. 2700 when it chirped.. at 3600 now|
|07-11-2013 05:49 PM|
|Tango Alpha||Got my JKU back, noise is gone. They said they did a flush and replaced the water pump with an all new water pump. The invoice however said only replace water pump.|
|07-10-2013 08:26 AM|
|07-10-2013 08:23 AM|
Bad water pump
[QUOTE=safetyharborgator;3257079]I have a 2013 JKU Sahara, which from reading on the forums has a bad water pump from the tell tale chirping sound. I took it into my dealer on Friday and they told me it was the alternator and advised they needed to order it.
Well Monday rolls around and they call and advise me that they replaced the alternator and it didn't fix the problem. They now believe it is the water pump, which is what I told them from the beginning.
The bad part is apparently the water pump is on back order and they have no clue when they expect to receive one. To top it off they refuse to provide a loaner car. Just needed to vent.[/QU
It is a bad water pump. Im surprised they installed a bad one on your 2013.
|07-08-2013 02:29 PM|
You may be on to something. I'd be curious to see if people who had the system flushed during the 'dash gurgle' or 'heater core' issue end up with bad water pumps. This is assuming that the fluid is completely flushed or filtered before returning it.
I know mine was flushed but I didn't stick around to see if it was filtered. I so far have no water pump issues at 9500.
|07-08-2013 11:41 AM|
|07-08-2013 11:18 AM|
I got a squeal at about 6000 miles. started off faint, barely noticeable. Then it got more loud to the point of embarrassing. Then I took it to the sand dunes and ran it hard all day long and it stopped. don't know why.
A week later and it started up again. slowly getting louder until it was unbearable. took it in to the dealer: water pump. They let me drive on it. I take it back in on Wednesday to have it replaced and the system flushed.
I hope this is not the start of a lot of problems, I really love this vehicle, but I was nervous about buying it because I have always been wary of Chrysler products. In fact, this is my very first Chrysler purchase.
|07-08-2013 08:28 AM|
|Sucker Punch||Dang, these issues really suck, but doesn't change my mind about ordering my 2014 JKU! I have to have it, bugs and all!|
|07-08-2013 08:06 AM|
But i never had to visit the service dept at the hyundai dealer. They could suck for all i know.
Video games? Funny you mention that. I remember a few video games i owned that had bugs to the point of being COMPLETELY UNUSABLE. Infact, everything made in the late 90s by Bethesda Softworks.
I even had a game for the dreamcast that would overload the systems resources and start lagging out because of intense graphics. How in the hell was that ever acceptable, when it was a console game? WTF? If i wanted that crap i woulda played pc games.
|07-08-2013 07:48 AM|
|07-08-2013 07:34 AM|
Bad water pump
Bringing this thread back alive. 2013 w/ right at 10000 miles, and bad water pump. The whistle started at about 8,000 I would say, and due to work travels I was just able to get it into the dealer. It is going on a week in the shop, and water pumps are still backordered. Dealer tried to hang me out to dry w/ no loaner until I asked them to put Chrysler on the phone. I now have a rental on their dime. Also in for leaking top, and bad cruise control button. Sorry guys, but I'm jumping ship on Chrysler and trading it as soon as I get it back. Pretty sad that a part as simple as a water pump can cause such an issue, but my faith in Chrysler products is null and void. It's a shame because I otherwise love the Wrangler.
|02-12-2013 03:33 AM|
|Old Dogger||My 2012 has had two water pumps replaced the fist one was noisy and the second one leaked. There won't be a third one, because I just traded it in on a new 2013 with a manufacturing date of Dec 2012.|
|02-11-2013 07:20 PM|
2013 Bad Water Pump:
|02-08-2013 12:04 AM|
|Tweak||oh great. i am at 5500 miles and have a slight whistle. i always assumed it was the car in front of me since i only hear it at idle, but i am noticing it more and more often. think i should still go through with the lift i am installing in 2 weeks? surely they wont blame a bad water pump on a lift.|
|02-07-2013 11:44 PM|
It may not be anything, but reading some other post on JWF or other forums, there are a few guys complaining of heater cores going bad in new Wranglers. A couple have said they are finding "casting sand" in them, from when the engine was build. Could this be causing the water pumps to go bad?
Maybe a radiator flush & clean needs to be done at say 1000k miles to clean out the coolant.
|02-07-2013 11:32 PM|
Oh well, it's just par for the course I guess at least in my experience. But I'm not giving up because I love the Wrangler however it's not excusable to sell someone a vehicle and have them bring it back three days later. They treated me with not an ounce of shame or regret and just herded me along to get me out of there. I left it running in the service department drive to make sure everyone there heard it and one of the service guys said to someone else, "You know what that sounds like, right?" ignoring me like it was an inside thing and they are getting a lot of them back. I said, "No, what does it sound like?" He ignored me at first and I asked again and he finally relented and told me.
A new vehicle owner shouldn't have to put up with this crap and when Jeep sent me the survey for having bought a Wrangler I let them know about it. Probably went straight into the shredder...
But I still love the Wrangler!
I liken it to the industry I work in, video games. Producers just want to ship the title and meet their deadlines. Who cares if there are bugs they'll just issue a day one patch! Unfortunately automobiles don't work this way...but they still have to ship to meet their goals...and will just deal with the customers later.
|02-07-2013 11:29 PM|
|02-07-2013 11:04 PM|
|MikeK46||Can someone please explain to me how these brand new vehicle can already have bad water pumps when they rolls off the assembly line?|
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