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Chevrolet trax: water pump – Auto Repair Chat

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Come along as I replace a water pump on a 2018 Chevrolet Trax. All in all not to difficult of a job.
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98 thoughts on “Chevrolet trax: water pump”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Miner says:

    Hi, Mr. O. This vid shows exactly why a DIY guy like myself should know a professional mechanic who knows his stuff. I lost count of how may items I would have broken trying to get that water pump out. That number doesn't include broken fingernails. I also appreciate your consideration to your viewers. Good lighting, good camera angles, humorous narrative, and an entertaining vocabulary all contribute to my experience. So true: "If you can do it, I can watch it." Anyway, thanks for sharing! Stay healthy!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mazdaman says:

    The engine mounts are a nightmare to remove, on the Aveo/Corsa nearly impossible… A redesign should have been done years ago , but hey ho they never have to take them off at the factory. The coil packs are a common failure , but they always fail outside the warranty period and are a good seller. The timing chain sounds awful, miss oil changes and a partially blocked oil pick up…they are tiny and get hard oil crud in them .

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    Looks like rice to me. Great job DR. O

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Still watching great job

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    The 2025 GM should have plastic cams, plastic crank, cardboard radiators. An bad grounds still.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Davis says:

    I just have to stand up and give a round of applause for the cricket. Well played my chum. Well Played.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheKurrgan1 says:

    THis is why I drive push rod v8's.. torque to yield bolt on a damn water pump, and 71 inch pounds… jesus.. Daewoo garbage.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Buda says:

    If you're not sure which bolt goes where … just look at the new pump ahead of install and each bolt should have a home based on how long the hole it travels through is!! Like 3 little bears …. some bolts will be too long for certain holes, and some will be too short, and some will be just right! Easy peazy if you just look at the hole lengths

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Jensen says:

    Kitty wants the cricket.🐜🐈

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spear 327 says:

    Eric, area 51 is looking for I guy like you.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aku2Dimensional says:

    Ah just what I needed, another broken Chevrolet but at least I don't own this one. My 2013 Chevrolet with the big 3.6 liter is dieseling whenever the engine gets above optimal engine temperature, doesn't do it when the engine is cooler than its usual temp, just when it's toasty though fortunately the old bat hasn't decided to keep running when ignition is off. I suspect that residual fuel is creeping down into the combustion chamber from dirty injectors and igniting just enough for all six cylinders to move until the engine decides to stall. Kind of a strange thing to witness when the engine isn't carbureted.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    When I was about 13, Dad's 55 Pontiac needed a new water pump. He was a tall and big man with an ample belly and could not lean over the radiator to do the job. He drafted me to do the work for him. That was my enjoyable intro to auto repair. I've been at it ever since.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blake M says:

    good lord, there is zero reason it should be so involved to do a water pump

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    Does anyone like E-Torx fasteners? Not I.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teddy Mullins says:

    The 2 bolts that you have to replace do they come with the new water pump

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark mcgary says:

    My friends seem to bring me this repair in various owners as skill level. So what I so appreciate is the small needed alignments, such as the pin, the top motor mount and bracket (as slightly lifted). And the real care as not to break tabs. As these units age, the tabs become very brittle. Even with the most careful pressures, will snap from age and heat cycles. So, as pricing these repairs to aged models, it is very prudent to include a bit of extra as small fitings estimated to need. And, as was shown, a new belt.
    Thanks for having us along. M.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harris says:

    Eric have you tried the Milwaukee cordless ratchets

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Clark says:

    Only 4 years and the water pump seal is toasted. Not my kind of quality but I understand.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. NiceGuy says:

    more food videos please they always make me hungry

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GM Tech says:

    Nice video, great for everyone to see how involved this job is. The upper radiator hose has a quick release thats easier to remove than the clamp. I remove the 3 thermostat bolts and leave the thermostat attached to the bypass hose instead of fiddling with that hose. The 3 horizontal motor mount bracket bolts and the 3 vertical bolts are all also torque to yield one time use bolts.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cyco mikeo says:

    I changed the water pump on my 2014 cruze… I thought the pump was leaking….till I took the thermostat housing off and that just disintegrated brand new water pump and thermostat housing and was all good to go

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Me Jesse says:

    My dad used to say, "GM" junk…Mrs. "O"
    Does MeMaw need an Ivan miner's light?
    Here's a guy who knows how to make a complete video:
    SMA, Eric "O", I think if ur gonna get paid to make a video, then that's what u should do, and he does that

    Here's guys who don't know how to make a complete video:
    Toyota Maintenace…your lucky if u seem him do any work other than oil changes, very strange videos
    One legged Honda Mechanic…good man but won't make a complete, unedited normal speed video
    Ivan…I nicknamed him TCK, The Comeback Kid, all in good fun, seems like a good man, maybe stubborn, can't make a complete, unedited video

    Josh is a SMA lifer…good man
    Until next time, keeping them honest

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JOHN LEINEN says:

    Hey, doesn't GM have a recall for the pump on this engine ? Customer could get the repair for free!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Oswald says:

    Designed by creatures who don't have to work on them.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mel Meter says:

    good job Mr O………better you than me

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MarkSD56 says:

    Had an Opel Cadet while in grad school (1980) and could not afford to have the water pump replaced so I bought a rebuilt one, a socket set, and a Chilton’s. It took me 10 hours, but it worked fine for the life of the car. Very satisfying. Best Regards Mr O

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Agugliaro says:

    nice job

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Moran says:

    That belt tensioner looked a lot like ones on a Volvo D7 Diesel engine, had a coil spring and a wire cable and also no place to loosen tensions. Had to use a piece of wood and a long pry bar or your hand. We had about 40 of those engines out of a fleet of 100 trucks. What a POS they were, changed about 2 a week.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CrabmanSteve says:

    I always trace my parts on cardboard and jam the bolts through that where they went.

    If I put them in the new pump I would absolutely knock the pump off of whatever I sat it on. Lol

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brandon Link says:

    As a BMW driver I an very familiar with water pump failures. I had 3 replaced in just under 2 years.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jess Treloar says:

    i always listen to the end you never know what you might learn.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J says:

    I think I've got ptsd from stuff falling and not hitting the floor.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Kelly says:

    Amazing need a water pump so soon me I would of just done everything timing,plugs,coils,gaskets

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chuck Schob says:

    Universal antifreeze is better then that awful deathcool

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zig zak says:

    2018 and it needs a water pump? Yikes. I’ve had 15 year old cars on the original pump with no issues.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Agostino DiBella says:

    That's a great idea using the new pump to hold the screws to keep them in order.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William T. Musil says:

    Hiya Eric

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul c says:

    Damn a 4 year old car w a leaking pump! I have a 10 year old Prius w 175k nothing leaks or have had any issues, It's a little trooper..

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Four year old car and the water pump is kaput?
    Yes, that's why they call them disposable cars.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Les Reeves says:

    Great video again Eric O love the comedy !!!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Savage says:

    Great to see a Trax video. We moved from the Vibe to a Trax.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan L says:

    "I'm ugly, not stupid" The one liners are fantastic on your channel!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HouseCallAutoRepair says:

    1.4 liter? First thought is WHY? and then i remember…. Oh yeah…Half a day's wages for fuel…

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Reiss says:

    Is it just me or is the audio terrible? Sounds like thunder when the camera is overhead.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars norherman says:

    To change a water pump. One more reason i don't drive a GM car. Engineer should be kick in the head, then made to change a few.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Milo says:

    Engine mount to the cylinder head? GREAT DESIGN!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andreas Wolf says:

    I'm ugly, not stupid. Ah, the sage wisdom that falls from your lips.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ReclusiveMountainMan says:

    Many Top Gun phrases. Have you seen Top Gun 2?