Smog Pump Question

Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
37
Location
El Paso, TX
Heard a squeal and smelled rubber while craking today and stopped before five seconds had passed. knew right away it was the infamous smog pump living up to it's bad history. Does anyone know if just replacing the bearings will fix the smog pump or if other stuff would be damaged. mabe there's already a thread.. thanks

:cheers:
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
37
Location
El Paso, TX
anybody? sorry to be pushin it but this is around a $500 purchase (i'd like it to last long so i'll go OEM) if just replacing the bearings and cleaning it up won't work...
 

60wag

SILVER Star
Joined
Jun 25, 2003
Messages
2,005
Location
Boulder, CO
If you take it apart, you'll likely find broken vanes or carbon wipers. They aren't available as replacement parts. A new OE pump will likely last a long time. A 75$ reman pump might last a few years or a few days. My current reman has over five years on it.
 
Joined
Oct 12, 2004
Messages
3,062
My 5 moth old NAPA rebuilt air pump is a piece of s***! It is making noise already, at times it sounds like a flock of pigeons under my hood!

Zack
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2004
Messages
396
Location
Austin, TX
If your smog pump is going, chances are your power steering pump is leaking.....the ps fluid will drip down onto the sp pully causing the failure. It happened to me while I was doing 65 on an interstate. I ended up with a rebuilt head! Check that ps pump. I shelled out the $$$ for a new OEM, so can't comment on alternatives
 
Joined
Nov 9, 2005
Messages
290
Location
Davidson, NC
When my pump went, the bearing was also warped and prevented it from turning. The vanes were disintegrated into a pile of dust and fragments.
You can clean the inside and grind down the bearing and essentially use as an idler, but you may not pass emissions testing.
I would not advise a new pump - too $$$
I went with a remanufactured pump from cruiserparts.net and have been happy with it (3 months into it)
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2004
Messages
77
Location
Richardson TX
A lot of people will say get a re-man or there is "some guy" that rebuilds them... DON'T DO IT... go the OEM route. Re-man's don't last IMO. I had 2 replaced under warranty (thank goodness... one was within weeks of the 1 year warranty). I finally went the OEM route and have never had a problem since.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom