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Q: Do I need a new water pump?

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what are signs that I need a new water pump?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Generally, when a water pump is going bad, you may hear a bit of a whining sound combined with the pump leaking. The most common place for the water pump to leak from is the pulley shaft seal which is in the front of the pump where the shaft comes out of the pump housing. When the pump is leaking, it will typically cause the engine to overheat as well. If you need a water pump replacement, or if you would like to have the car inspected, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to perform any services needed.

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