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Old 11-18-2006, 11:31 PM
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Fixed Auxiliary Water Pump!!

Just want to share what I did today and clarify how I did mmine...

1984 300D
Problem: not getting enough heat. found aux pump was seized when I applied 12vdc to terminals.

What I did: removed aux pump assembly from car (disconnected hoses (plugged ends with cork), some coolant spilled to pan on floor).

Materials/Cleaners Used:
The Works toilet cleaner (mild acid solution)
Purple Cleaner (degreaser)
Black silicone tube (sealant)
Machine oil
Contact Cleaner
Fine grit sandpaper (I used 400)
Goggles for eye protection
Nitrile or latex gloves

Put on gloves. Dismantled motor (see pics). Removed back plate and slid housing out. Noticed crud and corrosion inside of housing surface. It appears moisture seeped in over the years.

Put on goggles. Work in well ventilated area. Coated/squirted housing with mild acid solution to remove lime and crud. Used degreaser (purple cleaner) on armature part. DO NOT USE the mild acid on any part of the armature. Do not mess with brushes nor pull out armature from pump assembly. Let soak for a few minutes. Scrape crud off if necessary.

Rinse housing and armature with water. Make sure acid or solution are totally rinsed off. Repeat process if still dirty.

Dried all items using shop vac first then hair drier. Sanded armature plates lightly. Sprayed contact cleaner on armature assembly.

Reassembled all parts. I lightly oiled the back plate where the shaft goes into. I sealed the joints using silicone to prevent moisture from seeping in the housing. (no real need to mark orientation of housing b4 dismantling as its easy to figure out how to put it back on). Tighten screws and test. Works now. Reinstalled back to car. Test drove and heat is great.

Will be rigging up in-line fuse to protect CCU in case motor conks out... I don't know how necessary this is as my aux pump is the orig and my CCU is stil fine.
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Last edited by tobybul; 11-20-2006 at 08:32 PM. Reason: clarify
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