Water pump?

mikestang63

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So, on the wifey's 2013 3.7 the temp gauge goes up. She comes home and I look it over and it is down about a gallon of coolant. Fill it up and put some dye in the system and take it for a drive. Looks like it is either leaking from a weep hole in the pump or from the pump gasket? It has the check valve in the degas line. This is the 2nd pump. First one went out with about 40k miles, has 130k on it now. Otherwise runs fine. Just put on a new belt and tensioner.
 

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EmmJay

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Be thankful you have a 3.7L V6 in a rear wheel drive vehicle (i.e. longitudinally mounted). If it was one in a front wheel drive (i.e. transverse mounted) your engine would be toast due to that engine's internal water pump design stuck beind the timing chain cover. All that coollant you lost would have been in your oil pan and zooming around the engine wrecking havoc. This is why I will never by a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury with a transverse mounted 3.5L or 3.7L V6.
 

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Be thankful you have a 3.7L V6 in a rear wheel drive vehicle (i.e. longitudinally mounted). If it was one in a front wheel drive (i.e. transverse mounted) your engine would be toast due to that engine's internal water pump design stuck beind the timing chain cover. All that coollant you lost would have been in your oil pan and zooming around the engine wrecking havoc. This is why I will never by a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury with a transverse mounted 3.5L or 3.7L V6.

I agree. We have a 2014 Edge (Wife's) with a 3.5. I just changed the coolant a few days ago hoping to help the water pump last longer. It only has 43,000 miles but I know when the pump goes, it 'could' destroy the whole motor :(
 
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