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Old 07-25-2016, 02:11 AM   #1
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Broken water pump on 2014 Ram

Was returning from a 3500 mile swing around the writer states and was driving 55mph about 2hours from home when all of the sudden the stearing wheel couldn't be turned the brakes barley worked and the temp gauge went fit normal to
Hot in 1 minute. It was 103 degrees out. Finally found a mechanics who came and looked at the broken fan belt and his checking of the engine found the water pump had two missing bolts which caused it to waiver and break the belt. It was a Sunday afternoon so after 5 hours in the hot sun we final were helped by a great fellow camper. And good Sam finally came through with a tow truck but only for the truck. The fellow camper pulled out tt to a nearby lake where we have had to park it until the Ram gets well After this long intro my question is has anyone else had trouble with Thier 2o14 desire Ram's water pump?
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:22 AM   #2
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WE have 2014 Ram 2500 5.7 Hemi and have had no problems with it. We love our truck!
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:00 AM   #3
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Was returning from a 3500 mile swing around the writer states and was driving 55mph about 2hours from home when all of the sudden the stearing wheel couldn't be turned the brakes barley worked and the temp gauge went fit normal to
Hot in 1 minute. It was 103 degrees out. Finally found a mechanics who came and looked at the broken fan belt and his checking of the engine found the water pump had two missing bolts which caused it to waiver and break the belt. It was a Sunday afternoon so after 5 hours in the hot sun we final were helped by a great fellow camper. And good Sam finally came through with a tow truck but only for the truck. The fellow camper pulled out tt to a nearby lake where we have had to park it until the Ram gets well After this long intro my question is has anyone else had trouble with Thier 2o14 desire Ram's water pump?
Here's a linc to the Ram towing forum. You might have better luck finding any similar situations.

http://www.ramforumz.com/forumdisplay.php?f=202
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:39 AM   #4
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My step father has a Ram, it's an older one (2006?) and has has 3 water pumps replaced and he did it this last time as they were always leaking. Never failed like that though!
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
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Had a 2008 Ram. Water pump failed at very low mileage. Normal seal failure though. Had a bit of a battle getting Chrysler to fix it.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:01 PM   #6
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I'm guessing we are not talking about the cummins engine.
I would recommend some Loctite thread sealer on the install bolts.
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Was returning from a 3500 mile swing around the writer states and was driving 55mph about 2hours from home when all of the sudden the stearing wheel couldn't be turned the brakes barley worked and the temp gauge went fit normal to
Hot in 1 minute. It was 103 degrees out. Finally found a mechanics who came and looked at the broken fan belt and his checking of the engine found the water pump had two missing bolts which caused it to waiver and break the belt. It was a Sunday afternoon so after 5 hours in the hot sun we final were helped by a great fellow camper. And good Sam finally came through with a tow truck but only for the truck. The fellow camper pulled out tt to a nearby lake where we have had to park it until the Ram gets well After this long intro my question is has anyone else had trouble with Thier 2o14 desire Ram's water pump?
I have a 2014 3500 no problems like that. What engine diesel or gas? As long as the pump is not broke bolts back in new belt and you should be good to go. How many miles and did you get extended warranty?
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:34 PM   #8
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We had a 2014 gas RAM and put a LOT of mileage on it towing the Wildwood. Very late in the 2015 model year we traded it in for a RAM Diesel. Pulls the trailer with ease. Never had any issue with the 2014. So far no issues with the 2015 diesel.
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Was returning from a 3500 mile swing around the writer states and was driving 55mph about 2hours from home when all of the sudden the stearing wheel couldn't be turned the brakes barley worked and the temp gauge went fit normal to
Hot in 1 minute. It was 103 degrees out. Finally found a mechanics who came and looked at the broken fan belt and his checking of the engine found the water pump had two missing bolts which caused it to waiver and break the belt. It was a Sunday afternoon so after 5 hours in the hot sun we final were helped by a great fellow camper. And good Sam finally came through with a tow truck but only for the truck. The fellow camper pulled out tt to a nearby lake where we have had to park it until the Ram gets well After this long intro my question is has anyone else had trouble with Thier 2o14 desire Ram's water pump?
Seems Cummins water pumps have some problems with bearing failure.
It happened to me @ 65K mi. on my 06 2500, belt jumped off after bearing froze. I was almost home and pulled up in drive with total everything failure.
I didn't want to pay the dealer $390. to replace it, went to NAPA, purchased one less than $60.00 with lifetime warranty, installed it myself and @ 110K no problems.
Bearing and shaft in old pump was smaller diameter than newer, seems like inferior products were dumped on us.
Cummins engines are bullet proof but not so for bolt-on's.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:47 PM   #10
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The engine is a Cummings with 15k on the truck. Service manager said it looks like the bolts were not tightened when the truck was manufactured. Glad it didn't happen while we were in the Colorado Montana mountains
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