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Unread 03-19-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
dinorigginwj
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After removing the radiator and thermostat I found a faulty water pump. Long story short, I have a lot of things off the jeep right now. (See pic below) About 130k on motor.
Questions :
Any recommendations of anything else that should be replaced while I'm in there? Right now I'm thinking water pump, radiator, hoses, t stat.

Any suggestions on water pump brands ?

I have noticed most water pumps on eBay are sold with timing chain kits. From my experience chains aren't a maintenance item, so I'm thinking it's probably not worth doing (since no prior issues concerning chain). Correct?

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 03-22-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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Your private message capacity is full, you'll need to clear it out before I can respond to your message.

I wouldn't personally do the chains if it was me.

A big thing that I would make sure, would be to look for a metal impeller water pump, I thought I remember there being a company that was making one for the WJ. I would also definitely change the thermostat and while it is all apart, flush the system.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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Ok I cleared it
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