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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.
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.
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 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...
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...
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....
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Long Does a Water Pump (Auxiliary) Last?
Your 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 operate your car’s heater. While most vehicles only...
How Long Does a Water Pump Belt Last?
There 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 a car’s cooling system running at peak condition...
How Long Does a Water Pump Belt Last?
There 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 a car’s cooling system running at peak condition...
How to Buy a Good Quality Water Pump
When 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, but it also pumps coolant into the...
How Long Does a Water Pump Pulley Last?
The 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 to run at all. The water pump pulley...
How Long Does a Water Pump Pulley Last?
The 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 to run at all. The water pump pulley...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have 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 mixture in that cylinder blows...
How a Car's Cooling System Works
Have 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 mixture in that cylinder blows...

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will a water pump fail without the temperature light showing?
When a water pump fails, it usually fails by seizing up. It is possible for a water pump to seize up without having any warning lights illuminated. Many times the water pump will make a noise because the bully is...
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Water pump replacement
Yes. I would replace the tensioner at the same time since the only addition would be parts and there would be minimal labor added since you are already removing the water pump. The tensioner is most likely just as worn...
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Water pump needs replacing
Hello, a coolant leak should be repaired sooner than later to avoid engine damage. To check for leaks, the cooling system needs to be pressurized and inspected. If the coolant pump is found to be leaking then it will need...
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Water pump leaking
If you're positive the water pump is the source of the leak, then the replacement pump was not properly installed. Either the seal is skewed or the pump is not tightened down correctly. I recommend that you have a cooling...
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Water pump leak
Hello. A very common concern and almost expected on earlier vehicles, the water pump is generally an easy fix. I will never recommend the use of a stop leak solution on any leak large or small. Leaks need to be...
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Hi there, thanks for writing in. Usually a stock water pump on a Toyota RAV4 should last much longer than 35,000 miles. However, there are times when the water pump can fail prematurely for multiple reasons. Since you have a...
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Water pump
The 5.7 L engine on the 2007 Toyota Tundra has a timing chain, and the 4.7 L engine has a timing belt. If you have the model with a 4.7 L engine, you will want to purchase a timing...
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You do not have to remove or replace the timing belt in order to replace the water pump.
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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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Timing off in vehicle
In the interest of your safety, I would avoid driving your car. According to Chevrolet, the motor in that particular car is an interference engine. This means that, if the timing is off, the valves can make contact with the...
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The car is overheating
The normal opening temperature of the thermostat is between 85c and 102c. Your car is running in the middle and this is good. You should not be overheating as this is the normal operating range for your engine. If...
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Serpentine belt came off.
It sounds like you may have a broken serpentine belt or a idler pulley that may have caused the belt to fall off. I would suggest that you get a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to check all the...
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Replace water pump
Hello. If your vehicle is leaking antifreeze, especially at the water pump, then I would stop driving the vehicle and get it repaired as soon as possible. An engine leaking at the water pump is likely to overheat quickly, which...
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Overheating Issue
There would need to be a few checks to be done first. See if there is proper fan operation. Does the fan come on after the vehicle reaches about 220 degrees on the gauge? If the fan comes on and...
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No spark or fuel
Hi there, typically when replacing the water pump, you shouldn't have to worry about engine timing. Is there a security light on the dash? There may be an issue with the chip in your key that is preventing the car...
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Need new water pump.
There are a lot of reasons why your Escape may overheat. If it was the water pump then the pump will either leak or it may have a broken impeller that will cause poor coolant flow. The first place to...
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My car is overheating.
Sometimes when the water has been drained out of the engine it will take a while to get the air trapped out of the system. You will need to do the following things. First, I would take the upper radiator...
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Leaking water pump
If the water pump is leaking, then it will need to be replaced. During water pump replacement, it is recommended that the timing belt also be replaced, since it needs to be removed while the water pump is being replaced....
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Leaking at water pump
Hello. If you had a sudden loss of engine oil and then the engine stopped running then you may have an engine failure. If the engine loses enough oil, then it can not longer lubricate the engine and it will...
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Is it worth fixing
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Cadillac Escalade. If you overheated the engine until it died, then you may have damaged the engine internally on cylinder number 4. Your water pump is most likely the part leaking....

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