this sounds more like a torn diaphram in the vp. like mentioned, if it starts fine with the two ideas above, (just crank it, don't wait for the wts and the cold water) i'd just wait until it finally dies. it will cost the same to fix now or later. it can run for a long time like this. jmo.
Thanks guys. The shop told me 1300 to replace the pump. Does this sound right. Can the pump just be rebuilt for less.Does anyone know someone that has rebuilt one themself. I saw a book/dvd set on ebay on how to rebuild your own. I appreciate all of your imput.