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« 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??
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 04:49:13 AM »

Make sure there isn't debris blocking suction side.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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 
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 07:58:27 AM »

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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.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 10:18:57 AM »

Test the flow in gallons per minute and psi and find a replacement by someone else.
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« Reply #6 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??

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 04:59:17 PM »



That model is a Remco water pump
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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 
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 06:54:34 AM »

Or get a towed that doesn't need a pump...

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« Reply #12 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!

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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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!)
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PS I know several people who silently do this so they don;t get heckled by the naysayers!
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