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Old 02-07-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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i live in hawaii and was told i need a new water pump for my excell vr2522. my question, is it an easy procedure to replace an upgrade pump myself? shipping costs is horrendous and no store sells it locally, also cant find a repair person to do it. the pictures on websites for water pumps looks easy, but do i need special tools?

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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The issue you may find is that parts are available only to authorized repair centers.

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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i have found sites on line that sell upgrade replacement pumps so that's not the issue. i dont want to buy it, pay the horrendous shipping and find that i dont know how to install it. has anyone out there replaced their own water pump on a pressure washer.
i am hoping it just a little more complicated than hooking up a dvd player.
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The pump is just bolted in, not much to change it. The pumps are usually not bad, it is the ceramic pistons that crack from freezing or over heating.
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If you're reasonably sure that you need a new pump, and more or less committed to replacing it, why not try removing the old one first and just see how much trouble it is?
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thanks a lot Bob and Downunder. i guess just needed some confidence. will go ahead and remove the old pump today. no common sense for me.
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Be sure to layout the pieces in the order they go back together so you know how to put it back together again.
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I always find it a good idea to take pictures along the way. Just in case you were to forget a step you can always use them for reference on how it goes back together.
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Now that we all helped him maybe we can bring our cars there to have them cleaned?
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Sounds good to me, winter is really hard on the car/truck. My truck looks like a moving billboard for a dirt/salt company.
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i received the water pump today, and got it installed in less than half an hour. it was really easy. just to give you all an update, so send down your dirty cars.

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