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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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Hi Peter , my question is should i replace the timing belt if my water pump is not performing correctly
If your water pump impeller is worn or corroded off then a replacement water pump needs to be put in. In order to replace the water pump the timing belt needs to be removed. It is recommended to replace the...
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Heat and car not heating up issues
The heater performance will suffer when the coolant is low and the water pump is leaking. The thermostat and water pump should be replaced since the water pump leaks and the thermostat is most likely stuck open. The blower motor...
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Have no heat, I've took the thermostat out still no heat. Flushed the radiator couple times. Doesn't seem to be flowing n radiator
The complete cooling system should be drained and fresh clean water put in with a good quality radiator flush put in. Run the engine for at least 30 minutes at 1000 rpms with the heater in the on position but...
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My car trys to run hot and it leaks anitfrez and my heat don't blow out hot
You will need to identify where the coolant leak is. The water pump or heater core may be leaking causing the cooling system to get low on coolant causing the heater to stop working since no coolant is in heater...
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Just changed a blown water pump and now the truck chugs when driving and idling on my 2003 Dodge Dakota
Hello. Typically I would need to know if the engine overheated when the water pump failed. If it did then that may have caused damage to the engine. At that point I would do a compression test and a block...
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I have a 2003 Dodge Durango with a 5.9L. It is trying to run hot. I have replaced the thermostat because it looked like it was leaking there.
Hi there. The coolant would be leaking from the heater hoses. Check the clamps to the heater hose clamps and make sure that they are all tight. If the clamps are tight and the hoses are still leaking, then I...
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Water from the radiator is going to the expansion tank which then overflows causing engine to overheat.
Hi there. There could be three things that could be causing your engine to overheat and the heater to not work. (1) The thermostat could be stuck shut or causing the cooling system to not flow making the engine...
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How much would it cost to replace the timing belt including the water pump? I already have the kit.
Billing question sent to CS for the service cost to replace the timing belt and water pump on a 1999 Chrysler Sebring with a V6-2.5L engine. Customer has the repair kit.
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Overheats after about 10 mins
Overheating often has rather mundane causes such as a stuck cooling system thermostat, plugged radiator, inoperative water pump, or even simply a low coolant level. Consequently, you could probably get the overheating issue resolved rapidly by requesting an overheating diagnostic....
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2008 Hyundai Sonata running hot. Fan comes on and the fluids back up in reservoir tank. I also changed the thermostat.
Hi there. Check the coolant and see if its flowing. If the coolant is not flowing, then the water pump may have stopped working. If the water pump is working, then the engine may have a blown head gasket making...
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I'm told I need my timing belt for my 2011 Hyundai Accent replaced.
Under ordinary service conditions (i.e., as opposed to "severe" which would be lots of city driving and idling, trailer towing, etc.), Hyundai recommends that you replace the timing belt on your vehicle once it reaches 90,000 miles. At that mileage,...
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White smoke coming from underhood thermostat went up fast. Big leek under radiator on passenger side.
Hi there. when the white smoke appeared under the hood and there was a large puddle under the radiator, then the radiator hose may have blown off. This would be caused by excessive heat or excessive pressure. If the cooling...
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The car through a serpentine belt
If the coolant leak still exists, the recommended service would be a leak diagnostic(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/coolant-is-leaking-inspection). It is possible that a seized water pump bearing can throw the belt but all other causes, including bearing roughness in additional pulleys, have to be...
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It this a complete flush: Radiator, heating core, water pump.
Hi there. When performing a coolant flush, drain the coolant from the radiator and out of the lower radiator hose. Then remove the heater core hoses and drain out the coolant from the hoses. Remove the upper radiator hose and...
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When installing a new water pump and thermostat on my 1989 Pontiac grand Prix should I use gasket sealer or silicone grease
In your application, the new thermostat comes with a new rubber seal which is the entire gasketing solution for the thermostat housing. Nothing should be added as that may interfere with the seal. The water pump uses a paper/fiber gasket....
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Is it likely if a water pump fails that so does high pressure power steering hose? 2005 Nissan Frontier
Hello - yes, it is possible for a water pump failure to cause damaged power steering pump hose(s). If the water pump seizes suddenly, which happens often when they fail, the serpentine belt, which also drives the power steering pump,...
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What should I expect to pay for a water pump replacement if I have my own parts
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing a water pump on a 2005 Sentra with a L4-1.8L.
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Coolant blows out of return jug overflow when driving 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Hi there - I would be concerned about a failing water pump. If it's boiling coolant out of the reservoir, that is pretty high pressure (and high temperature) coolant. Perhaps your temp gauge is not registering properly? Or the reservoir...
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Should a heater tube on the water pump produce coolant flow instantly when disconnected on a 1995 Dodge B2500
Hello. If the coolant level is where it should be then you should get some flow from the heater tube. It will not be a lot of flow, but there should be some. If there is none then you may...
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Does a 1985 vw jetta have a water pump because it overheats.
Hi there. Your vehicle does have a water pump. For your vehicle overheating, the water pump, thermostat, radiator or radiator cap, or the head gasket could be damaged causing the engine to overheat. Most of the time, if the engine...

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