Q: Need new water pump.

asked by on

My engine is overheating. I think I might need my water pump replaced.

There are a lot of reasons why your Escape may overheat. If it was the water pump then the pump will either leak or it may have a broken impeller that will cause poor coolant flow. The first place to start is to know when it overheats. If it overheats under all driving conditions and gets hot fast then it may have a blown head gasket. If it only overheats around town and not on the highway then it may have a radiator issue or fan problem. A mechanic would need to know this information to know where to start. I would enlist the help of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Need new water pump.

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 shakes, refuses to accelerate, then cuts off.

Based on the information you provided, It sounds like you may have a throttle position sensor issue. The throttle position sensor tells the computer how much throttle you are giving the engine. Sometimes the sensor wears out and has dead...

Q: Hello Gregorz, I use a 2008 suzuki reno that has been giving me so much problems.

Hi Kofi: There are typically about six (6) individual rubber hoses that interconnect the cooling system in a car. The hoses are replaced if they show signs of rot, deterioration, or mechanical damage such as cuts or abrasion. Often, even...

Q: if my 2011 chevy equinox brakes the water chain can the car still run or it'll stop?

Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The water pump and engine balance shaft are run on one chain and the engine crankshafts are run on a separate timing chain. I guess it could be possible...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...