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I have a type cm 40 -250b pump with maximum amp rating of 13.8 At this rating the pump becomes so hot u can't touch it We are pumping normal water at 25 deg c

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If it is running at max amps, the bearings and/or brushes are worn out. Yes it will get very hot. If it is a motor separate from the pump. Check the pump also. Failed bears on a pump will also cause a high amp draw.

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SOURCE: water pump seal leaking - engine temp normal

Won't be normal for long if the coolant is lost. Seals have reasons for failure and minor problems such as this, a portend eminent total failure.
Good luck and have the pump replaced.

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The sending unit in your tank is going bad replace it.

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SOURCE: I am putting in a new shower and want to put in a

First of all, the normal water pressure is anywhere from 50 to 70 lbs. Why do you need a pump? What you need is just water pressure. The shower head will only put out a fraction of that pressure with the valve body inside the head. Since you do not say what water pressure you have, check all the pressure lines to make sure there is no blockage. As for the water tank, well, 50 gallons is always better.

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy silverado keeps getting hot. Changed

possible blown head gasket, have a leak down test done to see if there is bubbles present in the radiator when looking in through the radiator cap hole. you can also remove spark plugs and see if there is any water or moisture present on plugs.
even though you may have flushed your radiator ( I presume that "you" have done that) there may still be a few bars blocked with dirt etc, you may have to have the top and bottom tank removed and have the individual bars cleaned to make sure there are no blocked bars.
Hope this helps

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SOURCE: I have a 2010 ford

The performance of the heater indicates low coolant level. Pretty strange about the multiple water pumps, but if is is under warranty, you need to keep going back to the dealer. They must be missing something...

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the lower radiator hose from the water pump.
If the lower radiator hose is hard to reach on the back of the water pump, remove the hose at the radiator and after the water pump is ready to be removed, pull the water pump away from the engine block until there is enough room to remove the hose from the pump.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers and the timing belt as outlined in this Section.
  4. Remove the four water pump retaining bolts.
  5. Remove the water pump.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces.
  2. Install a new water pump gasket and the water pump onto the cylinder block.
  3. Tighten the retaining bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the timing belt and the timing belt covers as outlined in this Section.
  5. Reinstall the accessory drive belt.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  7. Reinstall the lower radiator hose.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Fill the engine cooling system.
  10. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and top off the coolant as necessary. Check for leaks.

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Before continuing with this procedure, be sure three new water pump retaining bolts (W701544) are available. Due to their torque-to-yield design, the bolts stretch and cannot be reused.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant.
  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Remove the water pump pulley shield.
  3. Remove the water pump drive belt.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet and outlet hoses from the water pump.
  5. Remove the three water pump to left cylinder head retaining bolts.
  6. Remove the water pump and water pump housing from the vehicle.
  7. Remove the water pump to water pump housing retaining bolts and separate the water pump from the water pump housing.
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  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces.
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  8. Fill the engine cooling system.
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  10. Start the engine and top off the coolant as necessary. Check for leaks.

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