Had a fan rattle & mechanic replaced the water pump. Still have the same rattle and now they're saying maybe it's the belt or tensioner spring.

Asked by Dec 11, 2013 at 12:44 AM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to take the truck back to my mechanic and impress upon them that it's the same problem I originally went in for, & is not fixed.  So it either wasn't the water pump (and I wasted $400 getting it replaced), or it was the water pump and they didn't replace it correctly, or it's a bad pump.  Should I go other places and get second opinions before taking it back to the original shop, where it's under warranty?

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I'd take it back to the original shop. Make them make it right.

Thanks for your response, Tom

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