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Title: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: JohnVickrey on November 26, 2017, 04:24:15 AM
Question for the collective.

How long does a Remco towing pump last?

I have been towing a PT Cruiser with Remco pump for about 4 years.  Hooked it up recently and the alarm would not stop.  Trouble shooting determined the pump was running but not pumping any trans fluid and no pressure to (what should have been) the pressure line.

Any idea where parts can be had for the pump??

Any ideas, anyone??


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: chessie4905 on November 26, 2017, 04:49:13 AM
Make sure there isn't debris blocking suction side.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: Bill Gerrie on November 26, 2017, 06:16:54 AM
A friend of mine has a PT Cruiser and the pump only lasts about 5 years if he is lucky. Expensive to replace as well. They just don't seem to last according to the mechanics.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: luvrbus on November 26, 2017, 06:28:18 AM
About 5 years is all I ever had one last, both of mine had rubber impellers that would break and I could never buy the impeller always cost me 400 bucks for the friggin pump at Southwest Drive Line in Yuma 


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: Bill Gerrie on November 26, 2017, 07:58:27 AM
Clifford
Have you ever taken one of these pumps apart? Why couldn't a person make a brass impeller as this seems to be the issue. When my friend replaced his Remco always asked for the old pump so I never got to take one apart.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: chessie4905 on November 26, 2017, 10:18:57 AM
Test the flow in gallons per minute and psi and find a replacement by someone else.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: eagle19952 on November 26, 2017, 03:41:07 PM
Question for the collective.

How long does a Remco towing pump last?

I have been towing a PT Cruiser with Remco pump for about 4 years.  Hooked it up recently and the alarm would not stop.  Trouble shooting determined the pump was running but not pumping any trans fluid and no pressure to (what should have been) the pressure line.

Any idea where parts can be had for the pump??

Any ideas, anyone??

ooops :(


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: luvrbus on November 26, 2017, 04:59:17 PM
on sale here. if it's the right one, can't imagine there are too many choices.
$132.74

5.3 GPM, 12V, Remco Pump, 1/2" FNPT, 60 PSI Maximum, On Demand, 2 Pin Connector, Sealed Motor, 5 Chamber.

Remco Pump, 5.3-GPM, 1/2-In. FNPT, 60 PSI, 12-Volt

https://jet.com/product/detail/1efd497bea2e43c48b7b3389fd21a1a9?jcmp=pla:ggl:nj_dur_cwin_patio_garden_a1:patio_garden_outdoor_power_equipment_outdoor_power_tool_parts_accessories_a1:na:PLA_786356823_43563530280_pla-306634288443_c:na:na:na:2PLA15&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=786356823&is_retargeting=true&clickid=8df99fad-8dc9-400a-b6fc-2ae9c24e329f&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwoydm7Td1wIVloKzCh0aAgNhEAQYAyABEgJlnvD_BwE (https://jet.com/product/detail/1efd497bea2e43c48b7b3389fd21a1a9?jcmp=pla:ggl:nj_dur_cwin_patio_garden_a1:patio_garden_outdoor_power_equipment_outdoor_power_tool_parts_accessories_a1:na:PLA_786356823_43563530280_pla-306634288443_c:na:na:na:2PLA15&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=786356823&is_retargeting=true&clickid=8df99fad-8dc9-400a-b6fc-2ae9c24e329f&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwoydm7Td1wIVloKzCh0aAgNhEAQYAyABEgJlnvD_BwE)


That model is a Remco water pump


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: Geoff on November 26, 2017, 06:06:34 PM
I looked at the Remco site, and the pump fits between the transmission drain plug and the line going into the transmission cooler, through the cooler back into the transmission.  eBay has a lot of 12v pumps for automotive fluids that could work just fine.  Less than $30.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: luvrbus on November 26, 2017, 06:44:37 PM
I looked at the Remco site, and the pump fits between the transmission drain plug and the line going into the transmission cooler, through the cooler back into the transmission.  eBay has a lot of 12v pumps for automotive fluids that could work just fine.  Less than $30.


That may not be option for some I bought the Remco pump each time because Remco will warranty the transmission,I don't think the Ebay sellers will do that,for what you get the Remco pumps and the $200.00 monitors are overpriced IMO 


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: chessie4905 on November 27, 2017, 03:47:40 AM
As long as you have the low oil pressure sensor installed and working, you should be ok. At the low prices on eBay, get a couple and make pump installation for quick change out if it fails out on the road. At 400 bucks per, I'd try it.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: lostagain on November 27, 2017, 06:54:34 AM
Or get a towed that doesn't need a pump...

JC


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: HB of CJ on November 27, 2017, 06:52:15 PM
RESPECTFULLY: ...  For gosh sakes get a wheeled trailer for you PT Cruiser!  Why continue setting yourself up for failure?  At least then you can back up.  Then .... practice backing up until you can do reverse corners and then work up to reverse figure eights.

If you refuse or can't then consider why?  At this point I do not care if I am expelled from this excellent forum.  Either you can or you can not.  If you refuse or can not exhibit basic driving skills then reconsider why you own and drive a Bus Conversion.  Yep!

Respectfully!  :(


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: Geoff on November 28, 2017, 05:59:21 AM
I have two car hauler trailers, and they double the weight of just towing a car/PU on all fours. That means less fuel mileage and going slower up the hills.  Oh, if you go with an eBay pump you still have the Remco pressure sensor to warn you if the pump quits.  Who knows, the Remco pump might be made in China just like everything else.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: B_K on November 28, 2017, 07:01:43 AM
Why not just let the car idle while towing?  ($500 pump = a lot of fuel at idle!)
;D  BK  ;D

PS I know several people who silently do this so they don;t get heckled by the naysayers!


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: luvrbus on November 28, 2017, 07:23:01 AM
I never tried it but I see a lot of full timers that flood their transmission (overfill) in the tow vehicles.I wasted a $3000.00 transmission in a Lexus with one of my great inventions and engineering fetes so I am a little gun shy on revamping  ???   


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: Geoff on November 28, 2017, 08:22:57 AM
Yes, as was mentioned, get a vehicle that can be towed four down. My 2005 GMC Canyon is towable, and my former PU, a 1996 Sonoma was towable with a driveline disconnect.  My son now has the Sonoma, and I am going to take the disconnect off and sell it along with the tow brackets.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: TomC on November 29, 2017, 06:39:49 AM
When working at Los Angeles Freightliner, one of our delivering contractors had 6 cars that they used to pull behind the trucks for out of state delivery. All were just idled while pulling. The disconnect, they said, were a pain and needed lots of maintenance.
I have a Remco driveline disconnect on my '84 Mercedes Turbodiesel that has worked flawlessly for 15 years. But-I liberally spray the disconnect with synthetic spray lube everytime before using it. Good Luck, TomC


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: JohnVickrey on November 30, 2017, 06:01:01 AM
Ignore this post.  Got away from me while typing.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: chessie4905 on November 30, 2017, 06:05:04 AM
Water?? You lost me. I went back and your question asked how long a Remco lube pump should last.


Title: Re: Remco towing pump question.
Post by: JohnVickrey on November 30, 2017, 06:25:52 AM
I posted a lengthy reply but it was lost.....  Not worth the effort to repeat it.