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Old 08-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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how is the long term reliab of lube pump

Interested in installing the pump on my older PT Cruiser. How is the long term reliability of the pump? If something went wrong--> what happened? I am always leary of adding mechanical/electrical items, since murphy's law says something bad will happen. I liked the TrailBlazer toad since I did not have to deal with a pump... but I am getting rid of that car and wanted to use an existing "used" car as the new toad...
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Lube pumps have a monitor in the coach that will beep if:
- switch is on but no pump is attached
- switch of OFF but pump and toad are attached
- loss of pressure in the pump system

I used a lube pump on my Town & Country minivan for a year and finally gave up on it. If I drove for more than two hours in 90+ degree weather, the monitor would chirp like it was momentarily losing pressure. Took it to two different installers, spoke to Remco directly and they could not solve the problem.

I now tow a Jeep with no pump and ZERO problems.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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I have read of the pump failing in a way that did not alarm

I went with the Axle Lock on my Lumina APV..

Problems expiereneced: ZERO
Problems anticipated in my life time: ZERO

Technology is older than I am and I"ve never heard of a failure save when someone forgot to do proper maintance,,,, and that was a different product (This one needs no maintenance save peridoic inspection of the end caps. which the half-axle it replaced needed any way., In short, no special maintenance needed.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #4
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There is a saying about a Remco pump...
"If you use one, you have bought a new transmission or you WILL"
No personal experience but there are folks out there who coined that saying...plus hearing that if there is a problem with the pump failing, you are on your own.....
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I've decided to get either a grand cherokee or another trailblazer... they're heavier, but I need a vehicle also capable of towing 'other toys'...
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You can get some great deals on 2008 leftover Grand Cherokees. 30%+ off sticker price. I bought a 2008 Grand Cherokee CRD Diesel in June and it tows great and I'm getting 23mpg!

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