3.3 V6 - Defective Water Pump Damages Timing Cover

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Guest, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've googled this problem, but no one else seems to have encountered

    There was a little noise at idle, but I thought it was the idler
    pulley/serpentine belt problem common to these engines.

    The next thing I know, water is pouring out of the water pump, and,
    upon disassembly, the bearing had seized, and broken a chunk out of
    the timing cover.

    My mechanic says new covers from the dealer are $800 Canadian, and,
    because they have them in stock, its probably a common problem. He
    wants to try welding the damaged cover before buying a new one.

    Anyone have a similar horror story?

    -Larry Lloyd

    Jihad - A war that determines who has the best imaginary friend.
    Guest, Jul 20, 2003
  2. Guest

    David Allen Guest

    No similar story, just a comment. This seems very odd. The water pump on
    the 3.3 is mounted to the side of the engine. Also, CAN$800? Just for the
    part? Wow! Perhaps you can find the part at a wrecking yard if the welding
    doesn't work out.
    David Allen, Jul 20, 2003
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