Q: How long can I drive if the bearings in the water pump is making noise? car is not over heating and there are no leaks

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the bearings in the water pump is making noise. the car is not running hot and there are no leaks. How long can I drive without replacing the water pump

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. It’s not recommended to drive a vehicle with a damaged water pump; especially if the bearings are damaged. If the water pump fails while you are driving, it’s possible your engine will suffer serious damage.

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