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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Unhappy BANG! Power steering gone, coolant everywhere, truck dead.

Uggh. After just telling someone I've only been stranded once due to a stupid relay my truck dies a block a way from my house. (convenient at least.)

I heard a pretty loud bang!! with a rattle and 15 seconds later the power steering went, then I smelled coolant and then the truck died.

I expected to see the fan jammed into the radiator but I didn't. There was coolant all over the upper bonnet and even out the front grille.

I took a photo - please tell me the pulley on the fan is supposed to be at that angle!

What happened? FYI - I recently had the alternator replaced.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Looks like your water pump just died.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Water pump came apart. Not too uncommon after replacing the alternator as you re-tensioned the belt and pissed off the water pump bearing.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:19 PM
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and looks like the failure caused the belt to come apart, which knocked one of the radiator hoses off, which spraid coolant everywhere. the loss of the belt also explains why you lost power steering, as there was nothing turning the pump.

no worries. as long as the radiator isn't damaged, the water pump is pretty easy and cheap to replace.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:25 PM
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and looks like the failure caused the belt to come apart, which knocked one of the radiator hoses off, which spraid coolant everywhere. the loss of the belt also explains why you lost power steering, as there was nothing turning the pump.

no worries. as long as the radiator isn't damaged, the water pump is pretty easy and cheap to replace.
Thanks guys. Yeah the radiator looks fine. I don't remember there being that angle on the pulley though. I hope that's normal. Funny I've owned 2 D90s for the last 10 years and I can't recall that angle.

Alas - always an adventure...
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Just did the same with my disco 2 weeks ago on an interstate mountain grade. I cooked the 4.0 looks like you were more fortunate. Took the heads off the next day and dropped them to be shaved-got the call too warped to save.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:58 PM
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If you're going to do the replacement yourself, I would humbly suggest also swapping in a new viscous clutch. And maybe the fan, too.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Same thing happened to mine. Looked the same. Sucks but easy to repair
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:57 PM
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The pulley is at an angle because your bearing failed...replace water pump, viscous clutch an fan while your there....
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