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Water Pump gone bad at 21k on an 08 JKU

Anyone else replace a water pump? I got an 08, not a daily driver as I have a company car. With 21,650 miles, the water pump is leaking. As soon as the warranty expired on May 31st, the driver seat lever went. Got Jeep to fix that less 50 bux. They tried to tell me I need an ext warrant. I'm not happy that all this stuff is going. I don't beat on it hard. Whatchayall think? Any else having this problem with the water pump?

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Sorry but stuff fails. Sometimes it fails at 5 miles, sometimes at 50,000, at 150,000 miles...who knows. Should be easy enough to swap it out yourself, sooner you fix it, the sooner you won't be annoyed by it. Happens to everyone at one time or another..To answer, 20,000 mile water pump is not common in a JK.

Beating on it has nothing to do with it, being nice doesn't have anything to do with a water pump either. Just sounds like it didn't have the best tolerances out of the hundreds of thousands they've used..Swap that sucker out.

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Yep, i already got the part and the dealer knocked 30 bux off of it. Waiting for a buddy to gimme a hand. Just venting about it...

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I hear ya on venting, good luck with the install! I've put a $28,000 BMW X6 engine in a car that had 37 miles on it. Crap happens! lol

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Still going to call Jeep to see if they help with the labor. Cant hurt to ask.

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Yeah, I didn't have a single problem until I hit 60k miles....got lucky, but since then, it's been a pain in the ass. Good luck with the install. Take a look at everything while you're in there.

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Almost afraid too ;-)

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Fingers crossed, so far so good. Good luck on the water pump
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a water pump isn't bad....I had the entire engine and catalytic converter replaced at 22,000 miles on my JK!

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Update, called Jeep and They fixed it "goodwill " and i paid 100 bux deductible on a $350 bill. Got a refund on the water pump I bought too!

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Update, called Jeep and They fixed it "goodwill " and i paid 100 bux deductible on a $350 bill. Got a refund on the water pump I bought too!
Nice! Good to hear that Jeep helped you out with the repair, and the refund.



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Anyone else replace a water pump? I got an 08, not a daily driver as I have a company car. With 21,650 miles, the water pump is leaking. As soon as the warranty expired on May 31st, the driver seat lever went. Got Jeep to fix that less 50 bux. They tried to tell me I need an ext warrant. I'm not happy that all this stuff is going. I don't beat on it hard. Whatchayall think? Any else having this problem with the water pump?
Had my water pump replaced under warranty just before clocking the 36K expiration. I found it seeping when I was giving it a thorough once over knowing that the warranty was about to be gone. This summer I had to replace a thermostat that failed.

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Update, called Jeep and They fixed it "goodwill " and i paid 100 bux deductible on a $350 bill. Got a refund on the water pump I bought too!
you got RIPPED, I had mine replaced at 55K or somewhere around there under powertrain lifetime warranty. I would call Chrysler 800 number and bitch you get your money back.


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you got RIPPED, I had mine replaced at 55K or somewhere around there under powertrain lifetime warranty. I would call Chrysler 800 number and bitch you get your money back.
If he isn't the original owner, the lifetime warranty doesn't exist to him..non-transferable.

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Mine went at about 50,000
As water pumps go, it was a cinch to do. Hardest part was finding a replacement part.

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