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leemozoid 03-25-2020 07:58 PM

Factory intercooler pump question
 
Has anyone ever seen a pump that has come loose from the mounting bracket while the bracket is still attached to the cross member and the rubber dampener around the pump is still fully intact? I was installing my repaired expansion tank today and as I was attaching the hose to the pump it seemed very loose. It was half out of the bracket, which I believe is part of the original pump assembly.

I'm going to replace the pump since I see no way to replace the bracket onto the pump. Is an OEM pump sufficient or is aftermarket preferred?

Juiced1 03-26-2020 08:40 AM

You should be able to bolt it back down unless the bracket itself broke. The oem pump is decent on the ZL1. I believe it's an upgrade for the CTSV guys.

ZMEnow 03-26-2020 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by leemozoid (Post 10753277)
Has anyone ever seen a pump that has come loose from the mounting bracket while the bracket is still attached to the cross member and the rubber dampener around the pump is still fully intact? I was installing my repaired expansion tank today and as I was attaching the hose to the pump it seemed very loose. It was half out of the bracket, which I believe is part of the original pump assembly.

I'm going to replace the pump since I see no way to replace the bracket onto the pump. Is an OEM pump sufficient or is aftermarket preferred?


The ZL1 pump is very good.


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leemozoid 03-26-2020 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Juiced1 (Post 10753494)
You should be able to bolt it back down unless the bracket itself broke. The oem pump is decent on the ZL1. I believe it's an upgrade for the CTSV guys.

I see no way to get the bracket back on the pump without taking either the bracket or pump apart. Both appear to have been manufactured as a complete assembly. I think I'm just going to replace the old pump with a new OEM. Thanks for the replies.

Steven

Vicster 03-26-2020 09:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by leemozoid (Post 10753601)
I see no way to get the bracket back on the pump without taking either the bracket or pump apart. Both appear to have been manufactured as a complete assembly. I think I'm just going to replace the old pump with a new OEM. Thanks for the replies.

Steven

Pictures would be a great help to see what you are dealing with.

LevonH 03-26-2020 10:48 PM

Looks like the bracket simply expands to go around the pump???

https://static.summitracing.com/glob....jpg?rep=False

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/attac...1&d=1340803782

And this Thread has good info:

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255716

ZMEnow 03-26-2020 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leemozoid (Post 10753601)
I see no way to get the bracket back on the pump without taking either the bracket or pump apart. Both appear to have been manufactured as a complete assembly. I think I'm just going to replace the old pump with a new OEM. Thanks for the replies.

Steven

That pump is is in a very protected place not sure how something could get at it to break the bracket, assuming the lower arrow cover is on, or you have never broken a SERP or SC belt. I once broke my tensioner on the SC and it let go at the light. Had I been in it the bracket probably would have come through the hood.

leemozoid 03-31-2020 08:07 PM

Bottom line was that nothing was broken. The crossmember mount was in place and intact. The ring that surrounded the pump was intact and unbroken as was the rubber dampener. The manner in which the pump was able to become loosened from that ring is unknown. So, I replaced the whole assembly.


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