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 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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Jeffrey

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Jeffrey
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Trax L4-1.4L Turbo - Water Pump - Tampa, Florida
Jeff is very prompt and takes his time to complete the job. Was in no rush and ensured that the job was completed to satisfaction. When i asked a few questions, he had very clear explanations. I would recommend him for any car repair work.
Chevrolet Cruze - Water Pump - Saint Petersburg, Florida
Very thorough and explained everything he did to me slowly and made sure I understand the policy and procedures. Jeffrey was also very nice

Luis

4 years of experience
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Luis
4 years of experience
Chevrolet Colorado L4-2.9L - Water Pump - Midlothian, Virginia
Absolutely excellent mechanic. Well versed in his craft and quick. Super friendly. Would highly recommend him for any work. Will most definitely be requesting him in any future fixes.
BMW 645Ci - Water Pump - Richmond, Virginia
Luis is very knowledgeable on BMWs and repaired my water pump and thermostat a few weeks ago; issue still seems resolved thanks to his expertise! Highly recommended!!

Jose

12 years of experience
49 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.8L - Water Pump - Redlands, California
Very friendly and punctual. Knows what he is talking about. Appreciate Jose working on my car. I would recommend him to customers.
Chevrolet Corvette - Water Pump - Riverside, California
Jose is very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. He fixed my water pump on my 2007 Vette in no time. I highly recommend Jose and will use his services in the future.

Duane

25 years of experience
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Duane
25 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee V8-5.7L - Water Pump - Oceanside, California
Duane showed up a few minutes early. As with the time before, when he did my scheduled maintenance, he was patient and courteous, answering any questions I had. Once he was done with the car he took time to answers more questions I had and set my mind at ease concerning my Jeep.

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