Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My water pump leaks and shoots out water

asked by on

My water pump leaks and shoots out water what should I do about this

My car has 23165 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the water pump is leaking coolant through the weep hole, the water pump has failed. The best way to resolve this issue is to have the water pump replaced by a certified professional. After the water pump has been replaced, you will want to have the cooling system topped off with the manufacturer’s recommended fluid and then bled of any air that may remain in the system. Once all of these steps have been taken, the vehicle should be good to go.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My water pump leaks and shoots out water

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: Car sputtering while idle.

Hello there. Typically a sputtering engine is an indication of a misfiring cylinder. There are many component failures that can cause this issue, ranging from a damaged or worn out spark plug, spark plug wire, coil, distributor, rotor or other...

Q: Where are fuel & primer reset buttons?

Hello. The fuel pump reset button is located under the instrument panel, to the right of the transmission hump. I do not believe that there is a primer button on your vehicle. The fuel pump reset button is also known...

Q: Dash lights wont turn off.

It sounds like you may have an internal short within your light switch assembly caused by water intrusion. Having your dash lights on all night is what killed your battery. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.