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Old 03-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #33
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My Ride: 1966 E-Type
Originally Posted by jeepo23 View Post
Checked my pump today.. I unplugged the hose that comes from the actual pump and saw fluid pouring out. Then I had someone in the car actually activate the pump and it ran but the water didn't come out any faster or stronger.. this indicates to me the pump is dead?

Can someone comment on this for me?
#1. Fluid should not be coming out of the pump unless the pump is running. The fact that there was fluid coming out.....probably a blown seal that was damaged when the water in it froze this winter.

If the pump never froze over the winter, then the seal is gone......either way it appears the pump needs replaced. 2 min job. 30 mins if you clean up everything like you should and apply silicone grease to all sealing surfaces......which nobody tells you to do.........but a real good for the rubber bits and sealing.

#2. When the pump was activated did you hear the pump running ?

Overall I'd say your pump needs replacing.

Hope your spring loaded extension arms, plastic connectors and spray heads are ok.

Cheers...... Mike
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