[200q20v] Noisy Water Pump after 2500 miles? Wha???

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Oct 9 12:56:26 EDT 2001

Dealers and TPC at least warranty their pumps for a year.  See if your
supplier will replace it.  It could go for some time being only noisy, when
it starts to leak, plan to replace soon.


> From: "Archibald, Jon" <JArchibald at whpacific.com>
> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 10:55:03 -0700
> To: "'urq at audifans.com'" <urq at audifans.com>
> Cc: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Noisy Water Pump after 2500 miles? Wha???
> I replaced my water pump approx. 9 months and 2500 miles ago along with the
> timing belt. A few weeks ago, I noticed a "bad bearing rumbling" type of
> noise very similar to the last time I had a water pump go out on a car. I do
> NOT have a power steering pump or A/C compressor, and the noise definitely
> seems to be coming from the front of the block. It is only noticeable at
> idle, and has not seemed to get worse in the 200 miles or so I have driven
> the car since I first noticed it. The motor is a 3B (20vt). Has anybody else
> had a similar experience? Is it possible that the part could function
> normally for quite a while, just more noisy than normal? I will most likely
> be "undressing" the front end of the car for some other work this winter, so
> I may just swap another one in at that point. Any BTDT, Advice, opinions?
> Thanks and Best to All,
> Jon
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