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'94 Chevy Pick-up, Water Pump Shock

Q: I have a ‘94 Chevy Pick-up with a 5.7L engine. I have a slight leak from the weep hole in the water pump. With only limited experience under the hood (I change my own oil, filters, plugs, etc.), should I tackle replacing the pump myself - or leave it to the pros? I would also like to change the serpentine belt at the same time, same question posed.

I made the mistake of standing when I got the estimate from the dealer ($300+) and the fall almost killed me!

A: A new water pump, serpentine belt, coolant, maybe some clamps or a coolant hose with labor, sure makes short work of $300. As for performing the work yourself? I am a firm believer that if you put your mind to it, you can do the job. Whether or not it’ll be right the first time is just the learning part.

 
     
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