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Gm Water Pump, is it hard to do?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by roblandscape, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    Ok I have a 1988 Gmc 2500 6.2 Diesel 4x4, Anti freeze started puddling from the water pump area, and then the heat only worked when the truck was going 30mph or more, Does this sound like my water pump is bad? If so how hard is this to do? I have installed my own starters before. Thanks Alot, Tim
     
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Tim I did one on my old truck last winter,not hard to do.You should not have any problems.

    Regards Mike
     
  3. beverlylawncare

    beverlylawncare Member
    Messages: 78

    Tim,
    I can't help you with your water pump question, but I was wondering what kind of track record you've had with your 6.2 Diesel. I am looking at a C3500 with 150K miles. I was interested in what kind of problems you've had with yours?

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  4. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    The motor does not have much pulling power but is very reliable, I have 130,000 miles on this motor and have never had any problems
     
  5. rewoodworking

    rewoodworking Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    not bad at all to change less stuff to take off then other trucks
     
  6. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    It's only hard if you make it hard. :waving:
     
  7. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    Thanks for the input BOSS:rolleyes:
     
  8. rewoodworking

    rewoodworking Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    your welcome:D
     
  9. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Rob,
    wasn't trying to be a smart---, all I'm saying is if you take your time and take the old one off, remebering where everything goes, and then take your time and put the new one on, it will go smoothly.:D Based on past experiences, if you get in a hurry or upset, 9 times out of 10, you'll have a hard time. Good luck:waving:
     
  10. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    yeah I know
     
  11. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Pretty close to doing a Chevy V8 water pump. Block off about 5 hours from the time you start draining the coolant to the time you re-fill. As long as you have a comfortable place to work, it will be pretty easy!

    BTW - I've owned two of these 6.2L diesels. Not a lot of extra power, but they are durable motors. Plus the mileage is great. What year is your truck? 1/2, 3/4 or 1 ton? Looking to sell it?

    :drinkup: