Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Water pump possibly leaking.

asked by on

I have a leak underneath my car that looks like a coolant leak. The radiator was replaced last year, though it could be a problem with the water pump.

The leak would have to be identified by pressure testing the cooling system to see what is leaking. I have seen radiators leak soon after replacement. Have your mechanic pressure test and check the system for leaks. If the leak is under the front then a radiator could be the issue. If the leak is in the middle right side then the water pump may be the issue.

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: car leaking water

Hi, thanks for writing in about your BMW 750i. Water alone is not meant to handle the cooling of the engine. If only water is used in the cooling system, the water will boil off and become nothing because the...

Q: My car is not starting; what should I replace?

Your engine's computer gets crank signals from the crankshaft and camshaft sensors and then uses these signals to fire the coils. To see if the sensors are sending these signals to the computer, you can scan the computer using a...

Q: Stalling immediately after starting

Hey there: You might want to disconnect the transmission linkage and manually shift into neutral to move your car the 3 feet you need. Starting a modern engine without having all components properly installed can cause serious damage to multiple...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.