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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump Pulley
Common signs include physical damage to the water pump pulley, extensive wear on the water pump, grinding sounds, and the engine overheating.
How Long Does a Water Pump (Auxiliary) Last?
Your car uses coolant for a number of purposes. It’s essential for keeping the engine within operating temperatures, as well as protecting the block from freezing temperatures. It’s also used to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump
Common signs include coolant leaks at the front-center of the car, loose water pump pulley, overheating engine, and steam coming from the radiator.
How Long Does a Water Pump Last?
The engine in your car produces a lot of heat, which means that the cooling system in your car will need to do its job to keep it from overheating. There are...
How to Diagnose a Faulty Water Pump
The water pump is a part of your vehicle with an important role in the engine's cooling system. The job of the water pump is to cool down the engine with coolant,...
How Long Does a Water Pump Belt Last?
There are a variety of components that make up the cooling system of a car. Most people fail to realize just how much heat their engine produces. Having the components of...
How Long Does a Water Pump Pulley Last?
The pulleys and drive belts on a car help to ensure that everything is getting the power it needs. Without these components working properly, a car will usually not be able...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump Belt
Common signs include cracks or frayed nylon cords in the belt, squealing noises, and a burning rubber smell from the engine.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump (Auxiliary)
Common signs include no warm air or fluctuating heat coming from the heater, the window defroster not working, and high pitched buzzing sounds.
How to Buy a Good Quality Water Pump
When your car is running it's important that it maintains the proper temperature, which is why the water pump is so important. Not only does it pump water, as the name suggests,...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have you ever considered the thousands of times explosions occur in your engine? If you're like most people, that thought never enters your mind. Every time a spark plug fires, the fuel and air...
What Causes a Car to Overheat?
It’s the worst feeling you can have as a driver: the indisputable fact that something is wrong. Steam spews from under the hood while warning bells chime and lights flash from your dashboard indicating...
How to Replace a Water Pump Belt
A water pump belt fails when the belt frays, cracks, or there is a burning rubber smell or squealing noise coming from the engine.
How to Replace a Water Pump Pulley
The serpentine belt or drive belt drives an engine’s water pump pulley, which rotates the water pump. A bad pulley leads to a failure of this system.
How to Replace a Auxiliary Water Pump
A water pump (auxiliary) fails when the heater fluctuates or does not work at all or when the window defrost is not working properly.

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Water Pump
If the overheating problem was not resolved with the new radiator and thermostat then it is not safe to drive the car simply because overheating will damage the engine. If, however, the overheating problem was resolved with the installation of...
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Coolant shooting from passenger side of the water pump
When you had the water pump replaced the surface on the engine block most likely did not have all the old gasket material removed. I would recommend having the water pump replaced and both surfaces cleaned thoroughly by a mechanic...
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Can you change the defected water pump without changing its defected belt (which is the drive belt and only belt in this model of
Hello. Yes you can replace the water pump without replacing the serpentine belt. If the belt is worn, and it breaks while you are driving, you can damage a lot of other components in that area. Typically the price of...
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Not sure if hose or water pump is the issue. Bad leak spraying coolant on belts. Could it be a hose or water pump?
Water pumps have weep holes, through which coolant can leak if the pump is failing, but those weep holes are are relatively small. Consequently, the leak is more likely due to a fairly large hole, or tear, in a rubber...
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Can I replace my pump myself
The water pump requires the replacement of the timing belt at the same time as the water pump is replaced due to coolant leaking onto the timing belt may cause damage to the belt and cause premature belt failure if...
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What all is involved in changing the water pump on my 2004 Nissan xterra
Hello. Yes you will have to access and remove the timing belts to change the water pump. These need to be changed at the same time and you will be able to find many kits that include the timing belt...
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Coolant and noise issue
Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the water pump to leak from is the pulley shaft seal which is...
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Water pump replacement - 2013 Ford Taurus
Hello there, replacing the water pump is a common repair on your 2013 Ford Taurus. As you probably know, problems with the water pump can lead to overheating problems and inability to maintain consistent temperature for the vehicle. If you'd...
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Water pump / still over heating
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Water pump not working and its a new water pump.
There is not a fuse for the water pump, however this may be caused by a faulty coolant fan switch or potentially a faulty coolant temperature sensor which is responsible for relaying the coolant temperature to the computer which then...
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Do I need a new water pump?
Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the water pump to leak from is the pulley shaft seal which is...
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Engine overheats with new radiator, new thermostat and fan relay
It is normal for the lower hose to be significantly colder than the upper hose, but it should still be warm. The upper hose should be almost too hot to touch with bare hands, and the lower hose should be...
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My water pump has a slight leak and the temperature gauge fluctuates
Hello, if your coolant system is leaking, air can get into the system and create this issue. Low coolant level, poor air flow across the radiator can do this also. The best thing to do is inspect the system for...
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My car runs hot, then cools down, and then heats up again
Hello. Your attention should be turned toward the fact you are going through a lot of coolant. If you can not visibly see a leak spraying or any evidence of a leak on the ground, then your engine is consuming...
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My water pump is leaking, do I need more coolant?
If you plan on using the vehicle, you should absolutely add more coolant. Do NOT drive the vehicle without coolant. Overheating an engine can permanently damage the engine and several other components. The water pump will need to be replaced....
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Does the 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L water pump run on a timing belt or drive belt?
The water pump on this engine is turned by the timing belt for the engine. Anytime you need to replace the water pump you should also replace the timing belt.
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Swollen coolant water pump bypass hose
The small hose that comes from the bottom of the thermostat housing and has a small bend then goes straight down into the top of the water pump is called the water pump bypass hose. This is the hose you...
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My car's water pump failure is causing my engine to overheat
An engine will overheat within minutes, often within 1 minute, once the water pump stops circulating coolant. Of course, the practical concern is how much overheating (how high a temperature) does it take, and for what duration, before permanent damage...
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Engine is over heating and I'm not getting heat. 2001 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4 V6
Hello - I agree with your diagnosis - a water pump failure is a prime candidate for both overheating and a "no heat from the heater". Lack of water flow will cause both symptoms, and cause damage to the engine...
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My van is doing some weird things like misfiring down the highway.
Hi there. It sounds like the alternator is seizing up and needs replaced. This would explain the lights dimming and the smell of burnt rubber. Also, if the power steering pump was to seize up, it will cause the engine...

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