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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 want an OEM water pump used as the replacement and am willing to pay any extra cost, can I specify this as part of my appt?
Yes, you can specify only OEM parts when making your appointment. Make sure you contact customer service when making the appointment to make sure you get the requested parts you want.
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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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2004 ford focus wagon overheats randomly then kools
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the components you already replaced, or there may be another problem. At this point, you will want to look into the engine temperature sensors, the radiator cap,...
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Is there a payment arrangement for services?
If the vehicle is still overheating after a water pump was replace then you may have a defective thermostat or fan motor is not coming on. Yes, There is a financing plan available if you qualify. Contact customer service for...
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What would cause coolant to be splashed on the engine and you hear a air sound while the car is running?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first component that comes to mind is the water pump. It is one of the most common places to develop a leak. It may also spray out of that area, or drip down...
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Engine shakes and won't stay running
Without knowing the type of fluid leak I will speculate it is the water pump is leaking and binding up. You may need to get the water pump and timing belt replaced along with the broken motor mounts.
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Can s water pump make a vehicsl stall out like Iits run out of fuel and not restart
Your water pump may be causing overheating and the engine may loose power and once stopped can shut down. You should have the computer tested to see if a sensor like the crank sensor is failing from getting too hot...
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2013 Toyota Highlander making a lot of noise from waterpump, and I'd like to know to expect in terms of repairs.
The engine has to be removed in order to replace the water pump on this engine. The labor just for the water pump is 13 hours. This does not include diagnosis or additional repairs needed like thermostat or any other...
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i smell coolant and found some on top of motor
Hi Marcel. Thanks for submitting your question today. If you found coolant on top of the motor, then it is more than likely that the coolant inlet hose attached to the top & side of the motor either has a...
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I have tons of coolant leaking out the bottom in front of the pulley underneath the truck. I have replaced the radiator recently.
The problem sounds like you have a water pump leaking and it can be verified by doing a cooling system pressure test and then locate the leak to see if it is a water pump or the system hoses or...
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What could be the cause of overheating on a range rover rediscovery 2001?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Diagnostics on the cause of overheating need to be done before a quote can be prepared. The easiest way to find out what is wrong is to have a pre-purchase inspection done before you...
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My husband replaced the water pump in our 1996 toyota corolla but it is still leaking! Why or what should he do?
There are only two reasons the water pump will leak after installing a new one. First the gasket was not cleaned off from engine side good and is not sealing at new gasket or new O-rings were not used. the...
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Fan pulley wobbles and makes some noise. On 03 Sequoia SR5. On side of road now!
The fan pulley is attached to the water pump and if you can move it up and down then the water pump is bad and needs replaced. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check it to see what all...

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