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98 Rust bucket frontier from Wisconsin

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Hey all,

About a year ago I purchased a 98 Nissan frontier XE (4x4).

So far I've replaced the fan clutch, water pump, all belts and tensioner pulleys, shocks all the way around, EVAP vent solenoid, alternator, exhaust, new tires, and done extensive bed repair.

It's an amazing little truck. I'll post some pictures later.

Finally made an account because I've finally found a problem I am having some serious trouble solving!
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Yes my water pump was leaking from the hole at the bottom of the pump hence why it was replaced. A new fan clutch was only about 40 dollars and since it all needed to come out I replaced it as the first once was original. It's definitely not required but recommend, easy cheap job. Also did the thermostat since all the coolant was drained and it was a 10 dollar part. I don't like to take things apart twice if I don't have to.

First things first. Welcome!

Second, was there any factors in deciding to replace all those parts? I mean the water pump isn't something you just up and go "think I'll change the water pump today." Also, since mjamesreuter mentioned them (and I've seen lots of conflicting advice) does anyone have any advice on doing the water pump and fan clutch together? Can they cause excessive wear to each other? Or is that a marketing thing?
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