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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Question: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REPAIR A WATER PUMP HOUSING GASKET.

 

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PABLO301, 3.1L V6, Washington, NC, October 08, 2010, 07:02
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FIRST STARTED WITH LOW COOLANT REPLACED THEN CAME INTAKE GAKET THEN WATER PUMP AND NOW MECHANIC SAYS WATER PUMP HOUSING GASKET COULD THIS ALL START BECUASE THE CAR SAT UP FOR 1 YEAR AND A HALF?

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    October 08, 2010, 11:53
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    I takes about 7.4 hours for the 3.1 liter. I would find a better shop, it should not take 3 GUESSES to find this problem.

    http://repairpal.com/directory?address=27889&car_brand_names=Chevrolet

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    Visitor, November 23, 2010, 07:58

    (I takes about 7.4 hours for the 3.1 liter. I would find a better shop, it should not take 3 GUESSES to find this problem.)

    these are not GUESSES. if the car sat for that long period of time the gaskets dry out and all of them need to be replaced. so master mechanic don't say that the it,s a shops fault.

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    Visitor, December 16, 2010, 19:56

    One year is not that long, Rubber seals that are designed to be exposed to fluids continuously (example,rear main seals) tend to dry up but such things as intake gaskets, head gaskets and water pump gaskets usually only fail with time or engine overheating damage.

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