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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 a variety of different key components in your cooling system and each of them plays a vital role in keeping the vehicle at a manageable temperature. The water pump helps to circulate the coolant throughout the engine keeping the internal temperature at the right levels. The water pump contains a propeller that is ran by the drive belt. This propeller is what helps to push the coolant through the engine. Every time that your car is ran, the water pump will have to do its job and keep the internal temperature of the engine down.

For the most part, the water pump on your vehicle should last the life of the vehicle. Due to mechanical issues with this part, the water pump will need to be replaced over time. Noticing the warning signs that the car gives when there is an issue with the water pump can help to save you a lot of time and trouble. Neglecting to act when these warning signs surface can lead to the engine overheating and in a lot of damage to the engine.

Running a car too hot can lead to damage to the cylinder heads, which can be very expensive to fix. Because of its location and the complexity involved in removing it, you may have to find a professional to handle the repairs for you. If you do not have experience with this type of work, you may do more harm than good. The water pump will have to be installed properly in order for your engine to get the cooling that it needs.

If there is an issue with your car’s water pump, here are a few of the things that you will probably notice:

  • There is coolant leaking from around where the water pump is mounted
  • The car is overheating
  • The car will not start

When the water pump is replaced, you will need to make concessions to replace the drive or timing belt as well. The professionals will be able to advise you as to what additional parts have to be replaced and how urgent it is to have it changed.


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Christopher

19 years of experience
153 reviews
Christopher
19 years of experience
Dodge Durango - Water Pump - Thonotosassa, Florida
Christopher is very knowledgeable and concientous showed up on time worked quick and efficient I would highly recommend to friends
Ram 1500 - Water Pump - Lakeland, Florida
Christopher is a professional, courteous, punctual, and knowledgeable. I recommended this man to anyone needs a great mechanic

Pardeep

20 years of experience
652 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Dodge B3500 - Water Pump - Campbell, California
Pardeep did an excellent job installing a new water pump and bypass hose as well as an oil and filter change, on my 98 Dodge Utility Van. I recommend him highly!
Toyota Camry - Water Pump - San Jose, California
Excellent service - would use again. Explained what he was doing and made sure the water pump was working after installing.

Claud

7 years of experience
141 reviews
Claud
7 years of experience
Jeep Liberty - Water Pump Replacement - Taylor, Michigan
Claud was very professional. He answered all my questions and explained everything to me to where I could understand. Very outstanding 

Peter

42 years of experience
1286 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Water Pump - Anthem, Arizona
Peter did a great job, he also cleaned the garage floor where antifreeze had leaked from my truck. I would recommend him to anyone needing work done. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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