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Servicing The Nissan VQ35-Series Water Pump

At the top of the list for the most difficult water pumps to replace is the Nissan VQ-Series V6 engines. The pump is turned by the timing chain and is nestled in the engine block. This can make for a very difficult job no matter if the engine is mounted transversely or longitudinally. The VQ35-series of engines can be found in 2001-current Nissans and Infinitis.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Honors ASC Industries For Cataloging And Content Excellence

ASC Industries Inc. was honored by O’Reilly Auto Parts for excellence in cataloging and content at O’Reilly’s recent Annual Manager’s Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Nissan VQ35-Series Water Pump: Chain-Driven Water Pump Replacement

At the top of the list for the most difficult water pumps to replace is the Nissan VQ-Series V6 engines. The pump is turned by the timing chain and is nestled in the engine block. This can make for a very difficult job no matter if the engine is mounted transversely or longitudinally. The VQ35-series of engines can be found in 2001-current Nissans and Infinitis. Book time on this job can range from 2- to 3.0-hours depending on the model and layout. There are no shortcuts.

Airtex And ASC Industries Launch New Online Resource, WaterPumpU.com

Technicians, counter people and do-it-yourselfers now have a one-stop shop to learn about “everything” water pump related. Airtex and ASC Industries have launched a new website at WaterPumpU.com, which provides the latest advances in diagnostic and procedural information and technical support for water pump replacement.

Hytec Automotive Launches New Electrical Component Line

The Hytec Automotive Group has announced the launch of a new line of electrical component parts for the automotive aftermarket. According to Hytec, the new Electrical Shield Technologies (EST) product line includes TS-16949-certified fuel pumps and ignition coils, joining an extensive line of TS-16949-certified aftermarket products from Hytec, including heavy-duty batteries, water pumps, shock absorbers, hub bearings, fan belts and fan clutches.

Coolant Leak Caution On 1995-2003 Nissan 3.0L And 3.5L Engines

A severe coolant leak from the water pump’s weep holes causes the coolant to destroy the pump’s bearing as well as leak into the engine’s oiling system. Catastrophic engine failure can result. Be aware of the potential leak points and do not ignore the signs of a leak. It also is recommended that the water pump be changed whenever servicing the timing chain and/or internal timing components.

FMI Automotive Adds Import Nameplate Water Pump Coverage

FMI Automotive has expanded its line of premium performance water pumps to include new part numbers for Infiniti, Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz cars and light trucks. In addition, the company has recently added new heavy duty water pump coverage that fits Cummins engines.

Diagnosing And Replacing A Faulty Water Pump On A 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

The water pump impeller is plastic on many Volkswagens. It gets brittle and can break into pieces or spin freely on the shaft and not push any coolant. We checked the sensor, felt the radiator and had a strong suspicion that was the case on this 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, but how do you tell without removing the pump? Since the car had overheated, we were going to replace the thermostat, and with the thermostat removed you can reach in and feel the water pump impeller and verify if it’s broken or loose. This article will show you how to remove the thermostat, check the water pump and replace the pump, if necessary.

Coolant Leak Caution On 1995-2003 Nissan 3.0L And 3.5L Engines

A severe coolant leak from the water pump’s weep holes causes the coolant to destroy the pump’s bearing as well as leak into the engine’s oiling system. Catastrophic engine failure can result. Be aware of the potential leak points and do not ignore the signs of a leak. It also is recommended that the water pump be changed whenever servicing the timing chain and/or internal timing components.

Common Causes Of Water Pump Failure

Here are some helpful pointers for technicians for any issues they may have with water pump failure.

Water Pump Replacement On 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

The water pump impeller is plastic on many Volkswagens. It gets brittle and can break into pieces or spin freely on the shaft and not push any coolant. We checked the sensor, felt the radiator and had a strong suspicion that was the case with our new loaner, but how do you tell without removing the pump?

Tech Tip: Coolant Leak Caution On 1995-2003 Nissan 3.0L, 3.5L Engines

A severe coolant leak from the water pump’s weep holes causes the coolant to destroy the pump’s bearing as well as leak into the engine’s oiling system. Catastrophic engine failure can result.