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12-25-2013 05:34 PM
HAFICON Defiantly not a chirping noise. Sounds more like my power steering pump noise started after I had a new head installed due to the tick.

Noise 2012 JKU - YouTube

Now this was taken days before the head replacement. No whining noise.
But for sure tick.
2012 JKU at Shoe Creek - YouTube

This was taken early December on the trail you can hear the whining noise form a far, from the guys with a bad water pump did yours sound like this at any point?
Haficon 4 - YouTube

Now the easy solution would be take it to the dealer but they charge me $150 bucks just to look at it. Yes it is under warranty 28K miles but the name stealership was given for a reason.
12-25-2013 01:46 PM
Moha 2013 Jk with 36000Km, took to dealer yesterday to have the water pump replaced.

Sound got too loud and was very annoying.
12-25-2013 12:35 PM
MickeyLilburn
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Originally Posted by MickeyLilburn View Post
My late build 2012 started this about 2 weeks ago. Sounds sickly....


Water pump....at dealership now.

Nice....
Update...
Got mine back yesterday...sound is gone. Seemed to me they know they have an issue with the water pump. Better now as its under warranty I guess...
12-23-2013 01:23 PM
MajorChuck
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
I had the same problem and they replaced it.

It was a pain because at first it didn't always make the noise, so took 4 trips to the dealer. One of the times they replaced the wrong part too, then figured it out.

I made a video of it (mostly for the sound).

Water Pump Noise - YouTube
Had the exact same issue on my 2012 JKUR. Dealer replaced the water pump under the warranty at about 14k miles and the issue was resolved.
12-23-2013 11:51 AM
MickeyLilburn
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Originally Posted by Red04Cobra View Post
WOW just hear this one...that's not my sound. Mine is like the earlier poster's video. I think I would go INSANE if that was coming from my Jeep.

What was yours???
12-23-2013 11:41 AM
MickeyLilburn
Dec 23 2013

My late build 2012 started this about 2 weeks ago. Sounds sickly....


Water pump....at dealership now.

Nice....
12-08-2013 06:22 PM
Red04Cobra Mine does the squeal, and then does that chrip. No idea what either is, but sounded similar to what someone else posted earlier.
12-08-2013 01:36 PM
MotorCityJK
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
That's not even close to my sound.
Me either.
12-07-2013 08:28 PM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by Red04Cobra View Post
That's not even close to my sound.
12-07-2013 07:08 PM
Red04Cobra Here's mine.

JK Chrip Noise - YouTube
11-25-2013 08:36 PM
spieg
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Originally Posted by spieg View Post
Mine is getting replaced as I type this. I mentioned that others had been seeing casting sand in the water pumps and asked if they typically do a cooling system flush with water pump replacement. He said they don't typically flush the systems but that he would let the tech know about the casting sand. I figured he was just giving me lip service but to my surprise he just brought the original water pump into the waiting area for me to inspect. He said typically if it were an issue with casting sand left behind he would expect to see some abrasions on the impeller but wasn't seeing anything like that in this case. I guess we'll see if I'm back for another replacement in 10,000 miles or not.
At about 17,000 miles water pump number 2 is chirping. Its a bit more intermittent than the first was, so ill run it for a little while. I plan to make a pretty big stink when I go in for this replacement. I think this time ill be pretty insistent on a full system flush.
11-22-2013 02:04 PM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by MrMurph View Post
Yeah, if the water pump completely grenades, you won't be able to pump water through the radiator and engine block, and your engine will overheat. (rather quickly). That can cause major damage, most likely a warped cylinder head or blown head gasket etc.
Well then I guess they better replace mine based off my video.
11-22-2013 01:05 PM
MrMurph Yeah, if the water pump completely grenades, you won't be able to pump water through the radiator and engine block, and your engine will overheat. (rather quickly). That can cause major damage, most likely a warped cylinder head or blown head gasket etc.
11-22-2013 11:48 AM
DallasJKU What happens if the water pump completely goes??? Am I stranded wherever that happens??
11-22-2013 01:28 AM
DallasJKU This is the video I shot with sound. Does this sound like water pump??

Well I can't figure out how to post a video.
11-15-2013 07:00 AM
Chad s Just had mine replaced and they didn't remove my grill.
11-15-2013 06:05 AM
dgsholar
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
I have this chirping sound. I assumed it was a belt. Very intermittent. I will wait for it to be more consistent or fail before I take it in.
Mine started chirping about 2200 miles - called dealer and he ordered without me even bringing it in. Back order... But now at 5300, chirp is gone, it seems to have stopped somewhere about 4,000 miles. Think I'll wait till it returns.

Question, do they have to remove grill to replace water pump? My winch is up so tight against grill, that it's a challenge getting to off. If yes, I'll take off before going to dealer for replacement.
11-10-2013 10:50 PM
Lusus_Naturae Put me on the list too I think. I was at work today when I had a guy come by and start talking with me. The Jeep was running and we both stopped mid conversation when it started chirping. So frustrated... I had a 2005 TJ that never had any issues and I traded it for this piece.

The dealer had known me for years at least, I hope I won't have issues. Tomorrow I guess I'll be stopping by to get it checked.

I have a list I'm working on since I use the Jeep for work and really can't go without it very long.

On the list - trans line recall, front right brake line rusting out, waterpump chirp, pass. rear tail light taking in water in the rain from the lens.

The dealer has the brake line waiting in my box already, I wrapped the trans line awhile back so not too worried there, but the other stuff hasn't been brought up yet.
11-10-2013 10:32 PM
ltwgs Finally found a dealership in AR that is worth my time. It helps to take the service ladies out for margaritas, by the way. Just sayin...

Only took a minute of a ride-along before the chirp came back, and they ordered the new pump immediately. Outpatient treatment when it arrived, too easy!
11-09-2013 06:37 PM
DallasJKU I have this chirping sound. I assumed it was a belt. Very intermittent. I will wait for it to be more consistent or fail before I take it in.
11-09-2013 05:27 PM
Supperfast Just got my recall done on the ps trans lines and they replaced the water pump too.. Seams to be ok will just have to wait and see...
11-06-2013 01:02 PM
nekojku
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Originally Posted by brian d View Post
Take a video starting at your license plate and walk to under the hood focusing on the water pump. That's what I had to do because I could never get the squeak at the dealer either.
I might have to try that next time. Thanks for the tip!
11-05-2013 09:58 PM
JoseRubicon Picked mine up tonight from getting the recall done and the water pump. I heard the water drop/moving noise as soon as I drove off the lot. Very disappointed they rushed and did not burped the system. I stopped to turn around but thought it would be a waste of time. I'll fix it myself. I've changed 4 water pumps and 2 radiators on 6 different times during my life and never had this issue. These guys getting paid good money working on $30K vehicles can't get it right....

Frustrating. Hopefully I won't hear the chirping anymore.
11-05-2013 05:58 PM
Supperfast The only time I've herd mine was when I'm wheeling .. So I have a appointment sat to get the ps lines done and I told them the water pump was going out and the said they would check it..
I guess if they don't fix it I'll have to wait till it's doing it all the time or they recall it witch ever comes first...
11-05-2013 05:11 PM
soberbyker
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Originally Posted by Supperfast View Post
Is the water pump on recall ? My steeler ship said they haven't herd of it . And they have plenty in stock..
Nope, first time I took it in the thing wouldn't make the noise and they claimed they hadn't heard of any problems. Second about a month later they did hear the noise, albeit slight, and about the problem. Still no recall yet, though it was covered under warranty.
11-05-2013 04:21 PM
Chad s Not on recall. Stopped by today and spoke with service rep and told him what the issue was and told him it was water pump. He said ok bring it in next week. He already knew and didn't even need to hear it
11-05-2013 04:10 PM
Supperfast Is the water pump on recall ? My steeler ship said they haven't herd of it . And they have plenty in stock..
11-05-2013 09:01 AM
Chad s Guess i will be taking mine in as well. 2013 with 5000 miles
11-05-2013 05:47 AM
JoseRubicon Appointment made for today to drop off the jeep and the will replace the pump, gasket and do the recall on the power steering pump.

This time they said they will be able to set up a rental for me. I'll see when I get there.
11-04-2013 12:04 PM
Sueby For those of you with recurring problems after having the water pump replaced - did they do a coolant flush when they replaced it?
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