Originally Posted by rlschurman
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.