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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?
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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My car is overheating due to water pump and the nearest Autozone is 30 miles away. Would it be okay to drive? 2001 Mercedes CLK320
Hello - if your car is already overheating, NO - driving it any further is not a good idea. Newer engines with aluminum cylinder heads, and aluminum blocks, are ever more sensitive to overheating. Blown head gaskets or worse can...
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I just bought a 99 Oldsmobile silhouette it was a report car. I was on my way home but as I'm driving I hear a loud whining noise.
The whining noise that you are hearing is either the alternator not working properly or the power steering pump is low on fluid. Check the power steering fluid level and see if the oil is full. Listen for the noise...
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Car won't start
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. A vehicle overheating could cause harm to engine components such as sensors, fuses, spark plug wires, pistons and gaskets. The vehicle most likely overheated due to a faulty water pump and thermostat...
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Overheated and car is cool now. It cranks when I turn the key but does not want to start.
Look around the engine compartment to see where the leak is coming from when you fill up the radiator with coolant / water. Check the radiator, water pump, freeze plugs on the engine, all of the coolant hoses. If you...
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Coolant
You should keep the coolant full at all times making sure to be careful topping off coolant when engine is hot. If you notice engine running hot you should stop and let the engine cool before adding more coolant or...
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Can a jeep run and drive without a water pump??
Driving or running the engine without the water pump working to circulate the coolant through the motor will cause the motor to overheat and may damage the engine costing thousands of dollars versus using a tow truck to take the...
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Serpentine Belt
It is recommended to replace the timing belt at 100k miles and the water pump and tensioner should be replaced at that time also. Do not confuse the timing belt from the accessory drive serpentine belt. The timing belt is...
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AC bearing issue
The part(s) required will depend on exactly what has failed. If you see liquid, that liquid could be engine coolant in which case you might have a failed water pump. The water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. There...
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Serpentine belt/Water Pump?
This is typically a sign that a bearing has failed inside the water pump. When the bearing fails it allows the shaft that drives the pulley to move around, and is probably what is causing the belt to be thrown....
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We have a 2008 Dodge Magnum 2.7 and have replaced the thermostat and thermostat housing. However, the car is still leaking a good amount of coolant.
When there is coolant leaking from the weep hole on a water pump, the seal on the water pump is damaged and no longer can hold in the coolant. I recommend replacing the water pump. The weep hole is designed...
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Do I need to put the engine out of the car to replaced the water pump, and should I replace the timing chain? 2010 Lincoln MKX
Hi there - unfortunately, the high repair estimate for a water pump for this engine is legitimate. The water pump is driven by the timing chain, which means MUCH more disassembly is required, with all the headaches, and special tools...
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I installed new thermostats in my 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5l shortly after the car started to overheat so I put back the old t-stats
The best thing to do first is put the new thermostats back in the engine. Old thermostats are damaged when they come in contact with the ozone layer outside when they have been running in the engine for a long...
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Water Pump Troubleshoot 1996 Ford Mustang
Hi there - water pumps are pretty-much not rebuildable by technicians - seals are not generally available, nor are the fixtures to remove the old and press in the new ones. Given the availability of reasonably priced replacements, OEM and...
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When idling it over heats but when I press on the gas and bring the rmps up they suddenly drop and my car cools down?
When you accelerate the engine, although you are adding heat, the water pump also spins faster increasing coolant flow through the engine and to the radiator. Perhaps there is an issue with the water pump and/or the water pump drive...
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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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