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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...
How to Diagnose a Faulty Water Pump
The water pump is a part of your vehicle with an...
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?
Several problems can make your car overheat. A leaky cooling system, blocked radiator, bad thermostat, or failed water pump are common causes.
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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I need a thermostat replaced do I need to replace the water pump as well
Typically, the scenario is the reverse: that is the water pump fails and the question is should the thermostat be replaced at the same time that the water pump is replaced. The answer is absolutely because the thermostat itself can...
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I need my timing belt replaced for my 2011 Chevy Aveo and I was wondering if it's also necessary to replace the water pump? Someon
The timing belt should be changed at 100,000 miles. If the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the pump absolutely should be changed when you change the timing belt. Indeed, aftermarket timing belt kits include the water pump,...
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Why won't my 2001 Ford Taurus start after we replaced the water pump.
Hello. I would need to know if the engine is cranking or not doing anything in order to be able to accurately help you. If the engine is not cranking at all then you may have just run the battery...
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Cost to replace timing belt
It takes roughly 3 hours to replace the timing belt on the Civic but the labor might be higher if you have power steering, top mount AC and/or the twin cam version of the Civic engine. It is recommended that...
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Do I have to remove timing chains to replace my water pump on a 2006 dodge magnum 2.7l
Yes, and for a professional to perform this repair requires 4 to 6 hours. The primary timing chain must be removed and of course that means the timing cover has to come off. There is lots of disassembly and the...
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oil light came on and accidental dumped 1/2 quart of oil in the rad before I realized it. Siphoned off a little more than a 1/2 ga
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you did not get all of the oil out of the radiator before you started the vehicle, that oil is now contaminating the thermostat, water pump, and the engine cooling pockets. Even with...
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The leak is coming from the left side if the engine if u r standing in front of the car.As soon as the engine is shut iff the leak
Using a small, articulated (flexible) inspection mirror (just an inch or so of mirror is all you need), and adequate bright lighting, attempt to view the weep hole (about 1/8 inch diameter hole) on the bottom of the water pump...
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How much do you charge for a water pump and clutch fan
Hello, thank you for writing in. The water pump is a very common place to develop leaks. Leaks in that area are a good indication. You can check the hoses and their connections to make sure they are secure and...
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Water pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in assuming the water pump may be to blame. You may also want to make sure the fans are turning on, and that your radiator and overflow tank both have the...
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Cannot get plug off of water pump in 94 Buick Lasabre.
Try taking a small torch to the top of the plug and heat it up. Then take liquid wrench and spray the threads and let it sit for about 1 hour. Then you will need to use a hammer and...
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Do a 2005 mercury mariner 2.3 water pump can be change without having to mess with the timing at all?
The water pump is mounted on the exterior of the engine and is turned by the serpentine belt. You do not have to remove the timing belt to remove the water pump. If you need further assistance with changing out...
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Car Overheating; Unknown cause
The coolant could be low, the thermostat could be plugged up or sticking, the radiator could be plugged up restricting the coolant flow, the water pump could have failed, or the head gasket could have burned causing the engine to...
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Where is the water pump on a 2004 Jaguar X Type?
The water pump is in the back of the engine above the transmission. You will have to remove the battery to gain access to the water pump. If you need further assistance with replacing the water pump, then seek out...
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Gasket sealer required for water pump and thermostat? 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hi there - no, gasket sealer should not be required. the thermostat should come with an o-ring, and the water pump should come with a paper-like gasket. Neither should require gasket sealant as long as the o-ring and gasket are...
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Bmw 325xi 2004. There is no heat and the car overheats.
Hi there. For your vehicle to overheat and not have any heater heat in the cab, then the coolant could be low, the water pump could be not working, the radiator could be plugged up, or the thermostat could be...
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My car was driving just fine and all of a sudden it started bubbling and the temp was at the 'H'. Then it started smoking and leaking.
Hi there. There are 4 different areas on your engine to check for the cause of the engine to overheat. Areas To Check The thermostat sticking shut The radiator plugging up or something is in the radiator The water...
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I'm replacing a water pump in a Subaru Legacy. Do I need to use gasket sealant when replacing it? 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hi there - no, gasket sealer should not be required. the thermostat should come with an o-ring, and the water pump should come with a paper-like gasket. Neither should require gasket sealant as long as the o-ring and gasket are...
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Engine Overheating after 20-30 minutes. Why?
Hi there. One of the easiest ways to test a water pump is to carefully place your hand on the lower radiator hose while the motor is running. Two things should happen; first, as you suggested, the hose should feel...
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engine overheating.
Hi there. When an engine is overheating your would need to check the coolant to see if its low or not the correct temperature rating. If the coolant is good and rated to the maximum temperature, then the radiator could...

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