Soon after I bought this car, the water pump began giving out. It made grinding noises and leaked coolant. I replaced it with a new 50$ Bosch water pump. It was a pain in the butt since this water pump is driven off of the timing chain.
A week after replacing the pump, the NEW pump started going out.
Any ideas what would cause the pump to go keep going bad, so quickly after replacement? Could it be a timing chain issue? Should I have bought a more expensive pump? Would replacing the timing chain tensioner make a difference too?