Q: Water pump problem

asked by on February 17, 2016

There seems to be a problem with the water pump.

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The water pumps leaking coolant is a common failure; the pump would need to be replaced to fix the problem. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and do a water pump pressure test, and check the cooling system, in order to determine whether or not the water pump needs to be replaced.

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