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Old 08-09-2016, 11:20 AM
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2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

Just wondering what to expect here - I see a lot of hemi early WK2s have had their water pumps fail pre-50k miles

I have a 2012 3.6 with 41-42k and nearing the 5 year part of my "5 year 100k power-train warranty"

Wondering if I'm driving a ticking timebomb

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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

Probably not.

If it was going to fail abnormally it would have already.

Mine failed after about a year.
Had it replaced and no problems since.

I think there was just a bad batch of water pumps for both the V6 and the V8.
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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

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Probably not.

If it was going to fail abnormally it would have already.

Mine failed after about a year.
Had it replaced and no problems since.

I think there was just a bad batch of water pumps for both the V6 and the V8.
Got it , greatly appreciate your input . Slightly relieved to hear this.
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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

Normally on the 3.6's we had noise issues from the water pumps vs. the hemi pumps that blow the front bearing out and dump all the coolant.
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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

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Normally on the 3.6's we had noise issues from the water pumps vs. the hemi pumps that blow the front bearing out and dump all the coolant.
Are you a fca tech?
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Normally on the 3.6's we had noise issues from the water pumps vs. the hemi pumps that blow the front bearing out and dump all the coolant.
Have you heard if they are putting a revised pump in the 5.7 when they fail or are they just putting the same pump back in to fail again?
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Are you a fca tech?
Yes fully trained Chrysler/Jeep FCA master tech, though I 99.9% of the time only ever work on Jeeps.

(Currently sitting here performing a S27 shifter recall as we speak and getting my 0.1% in and working on a 2016 RAM rebel in my other stall)
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Have you heard if they are putting a revised pump in the 5.7 when they fail or are they just putting the same pump back in to fail again?
I would have to do some looking in to that, just a short while ago the 5.7 water pumps were on a MASSIVE back order, so im not sure of the supplier was revising the pumps to a new design or just way behind on the orders?

The 3.6L water pump defiantly got redesigned to fix the noise issue though around 2013ish.
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Yes fully trained Chrysler/Jeep FCA master tech, though I 99.9% of the time only ever work on Jeeps.
Awesome. Do you mind if I pm you? I have a couple questions, seeking your professional advice whether or not I should keep my 2012 3.6 long-term
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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

No problem what questions do you have.
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No problem what questions do you have.
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Re: 2011/2012/2013 3.6 WK2s guys - who has had a water pump failure?

My 2013 Hemi had the water pump replaced under warranty on 11/10/14 at 43,415 miles. I bought it in January of 2015. It now has 61K miles on it with no water pump problems.

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