Replacing water pump before it fails

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J376SHO

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hey everyone i’ve looked around here and couldn’t find anything specific about this without spending my whole night searching threads so i thought i’d make a post, planning on replacing my water pump this weekend and just wanting to know where to order my parts from or should i go through the dealership and should i get all OEM replacement parts or should i go with something else? thanks :)
 

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That's good thinking! Preventative maintenance is always good.

I had to replace the waterpump on my 2010 Sho last year. The car had around 85k miles when I took it in for waterpump replacement service.

I would go with OEM Ford parts. You can try ordering online, but going to a Ford dealership is probably a better idea.

Rock Auto is pretty good. They will get you genuine OEM parts. Price of the waterpump isn't too bad at all, it's just the labor that makes the job really expensive. I would go to a Ford dealership parts department for the waterpump You never know with online auto parts websites. Lots of shady sites nowadays.

You're gonna have fun replacing the waterpump.
 

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As one that has had a water pump failure, I would stick with all OEM parts. I could have done it myself, but my job and time wasn't allowing me. Dealer isn't cheap, not even close, only positive is you'll get a 3year 36,000 mile warranty on their work.
 

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hey everyone i’ve looked around here and couldn’t find anything specific about this without spending my whole night searching threads so i thought i’d make a post, planning on replacing my water pump this weekend and just wanting to know where to order my parts from or should i go through the dealership and should i get all OEM replacement parts or should i go with something else? thanks :)
I would say to replace the timing chain at the same time; my 2015 had stretched to the point of timing issues by 68k miles in 2021. This isn't an easy thing on the Gen 4, I bit the bullet and had the dealership do it, about 3k if I remember correctly.
 

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I"m new to the forum, but do have some input regarding the water pump. I just sold my 2010 SHO (PP) with 230,000 miles on her, and running strong. I bought her at 91,000miles. I always was concerned about the water pump,Im not sure if the original owner replaced it at some point? , but I put 139.000 miles on the water pump that was on the car when I bought it. The key to water pump longevity is to routinely perform coolant flushes every 30,000 miles with distilled water and replace with Ford recommended coolant to help prevent electrolysis.Replacing the water pump is a $3000 job, being Ford configured it in the engine unlike the ecoboost in the F 150 which is external.My opinion is, if its not leaking, dont replace it.Whose to say the new pump doesnt blow out soon after install?Keep your eye on the coolant reservoir weekly and keep the $3000 grand in the bank.Pop the hood look to see if the coolant is up to the mark and keep trucking.My wife has a 14' CX9, same design. Lots of city driving.Hers went out at 100.000.Pump bearing started making noise.$3000 later fixed.Flushing the coolant is cheaper preventative maintenance then dumping $3000 on a water pump thats not leaking.
 
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