Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Coolant shooting from passenger side of the water pump

asked by on

Coolant is shooting out from the passenger side of my water pump I replaced the gaskets a few days ago and this problem just occurred, is it the water pump itself of the gaskets? Or do I have a bigger problem?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: When you had the water pump replaced the su...

When you had the water pump replaced the surface on the engine block most likely did not have all the old gasket material removed. I would recommend having the water pump replaced and both surfaces cleaned thoroughly by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic. The mechanic will make sure all surfaces are clean and smooth then install the new pump with a new gasket using the correct ultra grey sealer on all surfaces to make sure it seals good. Let vehicle sit for an hour before adding coolant to let sealer start to harden up. Once done then recheck system for leaks.

Was this answer helpful?

A: It could be multiple issues ranging from ...

Hello:

It could be multiple issues ranging from the water pump being cracked, the gaskets not properly installed or coolant hoses attached to the water pump that are cracked or may be loose. The best way to start diagnosing this issue is to double check all connections first, then inspect the hoses to see if they are cracked. If you can’t see anything specific, contact a professional mobile mechanic to complete a car is leaking coolant inspection; so they can determine what’s wrong and recommend the right repairs to get your truck running strong again.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Wrong fluid in reservoir

If you accidentally put windshield washer fluid in the radiator coolant reservoir then you will need to have the entire cooling system drained then flushed out and refilled with fresh correct coolant mixed 50/50 with distilled or deionized water. You...

Q: trans not shifting past second gear going fast

After looking into this problem, you may have one of many different problems. The computer EPROM may not be shifting when under pressure of hard acceleration and will need to be replaced. The sprag unit in the transmission may be...

Q: Serpentine belt keeps shredding because of bad pulleys

Sometimes when the pulley goes bad on the A/C compressor this means the pulley bearing went bad. When this happens, sometimes the bearing seizes and spins on the front of the compressor area where the bearing sits. This will cause...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.