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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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when do I change the water pump in my 2011 ford Focus
There is no set time or miles to replace the water pump. The pump should be replaced as needed only. When there is a leak at the pump or the cooling system is not performing as it should due to...
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It starts smoking from the water pump .
It sounds like there is coolant leaking from the water pump and/or the water pump bearing is seizing causing the pump to run slowly (that would account for the overheating) and possibly causing a lot of friction with the drive...
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Water pump failure....how could it have been prevented? 2004 Toyota Sienna
Hi there - it is hard to know what damage may have been done to your engine if it was operated in an overheated condition for 5 minutes. A blown headgasket is a likely result, in addition to the failing...
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i think its the water pump
Be sure the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator is closed and secure. There are a variety of potential leak points in the cooling system. If, using a mirror, you can see coolant leaking out of the water...
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Broke water pump studs
It depends on how much access you have to the broken bolt or stud. It also depends on how much of the broken section sticks out because there are tools that can grasp the broken part and extract it. Of...
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I have a 1998 mercury mountaineer. ,I just have the water pump replace and now it want start.The lights come on and it turn over b
Unless electrical connections were removed and not re-connected during the water pump replacement, that repair would not cause the present no start. If the starter motor is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not...
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How much for a water pump and belt and other small parts installed on a 2002 mercury sable
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of parts and labor to replace the water pump, drive belt, and associated parts on a 2002 Mercury Sable with a V6-3.0L engine.
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My vehicle keeps overheating.
Hi there. The overheating condition could be caused by three different things on your vehicle. Plugged Radiator Water pump failure Burned head gasket The radiator could be plugged up causing the coolant to not flow when the engine...
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Had timing belt and pump replaced 20,000 ago- got a leak coming d pump pulley area. Could it be a hose?
Water pumps generally last more than 60,000 miles. It is usually possible to find the leak without disassembly by using an inspection camera or a mirror. The diagnostic is aided by pressure testing of the cooling system when the engine...
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Should I worry about the water pump in my 2011 BMW 328i
Hello. I would not recommend changing the water pump unless there is an issue with it. It is common for the water pump to fail, but it does show signs of leakage first. ANy good mechanic can check it to...
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what does it mean when your car looses it pwer when your driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine does major damage, and at a point will ruin the engine. Be careful to not overheat the engine and get this resolved ASAP. The vehicle is likely suffering from issues with...
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Best water pump or "good enough"? 2004 Porsche Boxster S
Hi - there is a certain value from the buyers point of view in being to able say you "only used OEM parts" - and I don't mean necessarily ones that came in a Porsche box. Pierburg is an OEM...
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Whats the problem with my truck? 1998 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - you may have an overheated engine, with a blown cylinder head gasket (or other overheating damage) or simply a run-down battery. The same serpentine belt that drives the alternator also drives the water pump. Depending on how long...
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What's the ever age price to replace a waterpump on a 01 ford ranger?
Hi...it takes roughly 2 hours to remove and replace a water pump on the 2001 Ranger. You can multiple that (2 hours) by your local labor charges to obtain the total labor cost. The cost of the pump itself will...
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Overheating, white smoke from under the hood, leaking coolant, heater blowing cold air 2007 Saturn Relay
Hi there - from your symptoms, a failed water pump, or ruptured coolant hose is the likely cause of the failure you experienced. I recommend a cooling system inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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Water pump replacement.
The water pump on this engine is mounted behind the engine timing belt. It is also driven by the engine timing belt. The replacement of the water pump requires the replacement of the timing belt and should not be performed...
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Water pump
You do not have to remove or replace the timing belt in order to replace the water pump.
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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Water pump gasket leaking
Removing the water pump on your vehicle is a 6 hour job and consequently involves pages of procedures, torque specifications, and a lot of detail. Due to the amount of time involved, it is not worth it re-installing the old...
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My car was making a loud squeaking sound,
The noise may have been due to a seized or seizing component, such as the water pump, that is driven by the engine's serpentine belt. The serpentine belt either broke, or the water pump seized causing the belt to break....

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