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Old 05-15-2018, 09:38 AM   #1
Ron Tittle
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Default GS Palm Breeze Triton V10 F53 Water Pump

1999 Triton F53 engine water pump starting wobbling and caused belt to shred. Engine heated up. Pump is very loose and bad. I can't determine the best approach to replacing it. The best way may be under the vehicle to remove the fan blade to get to the pump. Anyone replaced a water pump? I can't reach it good inside the the RV by reaching over the engine nor in front where the radiators are.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:32 PM   #2
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Smile Removal of water pump

I was able to remove the water pump by removing some of the center console over the engine in order to access the fan, shaft nut and pump. Having a person underneath assisting with placement of the socket on the bolts and someone reaching over the engine to help turn the ratchet and loosen the top bolts helped. I first removed the bolts to the fan and fan clutch. I did not have a wrench large enough for the shaft nut (about 1 7/8 or 2") so I used a large pipe wrench from the bottom while someone on top wedged the round housing over the pump shaft next to the pump. Once the shaft nut was loosened I placed the fan and clutch carefully in the radiator shroud against the fins. It was a little challenge reaching the five pump bolts - being careful to not strip the heads trying to apply pressure to loosen them. Then it was a challenge hammering and prying the pump. After continuing to pry and tap the water pump it popped loose and radiator fluid gushed out. I had not drained the fluid since I wasn't planning to remove the radiators. Next step is to clean the area around the pump opening and install the new pump along with belts and hoses.
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