Questions tagged [water-pump]

Pump that circulates engine coolant around the cooling system.

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Overheating issues

92'honda accord New radiator, radiator hoses, thermostat, thermostat housing, waterpump Idles fines overheats when driven. Blowing holes in hoses of thermostat housing. Tested 1st and 2nd thermostat ...
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What parts are usually changed when the timing belt is replaced?

When changing a timing belt, what other parts are: Always changed with it ( as in they always have to be replaced ) ? Often, but not always changed with it ( depending on how worn they are )? For ...
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89 D100, repair, fan ate radiator

Okay rod in waterpump separated from baffles leaned forward and the fan ate the radiator. FFW. Got all the replacement parts and pulled it apart to replace the jacked up parts ie: Waterpump, radiator, ...
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Blue Devil effect on water pumps

I used Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealer on my 2006 Ford Explorer about 6 months ago, and it's worked. However, I am now noticing some antifreeze dripping on my garage floor, which seems to be coming from ...
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Leaking(Cracked) Water Pump

So today i've been told that the reason of leaking coolant fluid is my water pump(again). It is over 400$ The car is 535xi 2008 year. It's second time in a year that waterpump cracked. I cant ...
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Identification of component on top of water pump

I have a 2003 3.8L V6 Mustang. The piece on top of the water pump looks bad, and I'd like to replace it when I replace the water pump. I can't find the name of this gasket(?) so I don't know what to ...
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Do I need a sealant for a metal gasket on a water pump

I bought a timing belt kit and it came with a water pump with a metal gasket. Do I need to buy some silicone sealant for that or can I just fit it as it is?
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Record -0° temp in Arkansas and my '10 Jeep Grand Cherokee is overheating plus heater stopped working

I had a good amount of 50/50 AF but when the temp dropped to record low of -0° my heater gradually went out over several days. I added a little concentrated AF and next day it overheated. Should I ...
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Mysterious honda civic 2002 overheating some time

Okay, so lets start here. First my car started overheating. We changed the thermostat but it keeps on over heating. Let me explain my problem. I am driving on highways my heaters work perfectly ...
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My 2004 Chevy impala is overheating how can you help me?

My Chevy impala 2004 I love and is a good car when I drive my car it overheats till I cut on the AC and it would go in the middle again I'm trying to figure out what it is before I spend more money on ...
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Coolant Leaks while Engine is Running on 2003 Hummer H2

So this vehicle is leaking coolant. And I couldn't see where the leak was coming from when looking over the hood or under the car, but it looked like it came from the water pump. I got the water pump ...
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Removing press fit bronze bushing

I have a raw water pump for a boat that has a press fit bronze bushing that goes into the back of the water pump (into a "cap" that attaches to the back of the pump). The water pumps shaft ...
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Can I remove freeze plugs and put hose into water pump forcing some debris out or block? Or?

1953 Plymouth Cambridge Flat head 6 engine. Nothing fancy or modifications done. All orginal. Got car running/driveable but it sat outside for about 15 years under a tree before I bought it.
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03 Blazer 130,000 miles

Hey guys in need for some serious help. After spending 2000 on repairing my 6 MO. Old truck (and not to an acceptable standard), i have a crack down the plastic part that holds in my radiator and im ...
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How to fix a water pump squeal/screech?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. Recently in cold weather there is a high-pitched whine/squeal coming from the engine area. I have ruled out belts with belt dressing spray, and I think I've narrowed it ...
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Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?

I drive a 1999 Chrysler 300M, V6 3.5L engine. I am about to start a water pump replacement repair. I've discovered that the water pump is driven off of the timing belt, rather than either of the two ...
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Removing stuck water pump - GM Corsa B

I have a GM Corsa 1.0 MPFI (Brazillian version of the Opel Corsa B) and today I started replacing some parts, including the water pump. I had heard from other owners and mechanics that sometimes this ...
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replace engine chain sprockets?

'07 Cobalt, 70K miles I need to replace the water pump, and possibly the timing chain. (The Cobalt pump is on a separate chain, with the balance shafts.) I can get parts with or without sprockets. ...
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Is this normal - scoring in the water pump housing?

Just changed out the water pump on a 2009 Toyota Corolla with 149,000km on the 2ZR-FE engine. The previous water pump was likely stock from factory. With the water pump removed the housing had some ...
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93 Honda Civic LX - fluctuating revs, poor running

My Civic has done ~246,000 miles and is now running very poorly. While driving down Interstate Car bogs down stalls out and there's smoke from front and back. Spark plugs are fouled out and when ...
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Volvo 2.0D engine "self-oscillates" after changing timing belt and adjusting fuel-injectors

I recently had the timing belt and water pump changed on my Volvo s40 (2006 2.0D diesel). The mechanic also cleaned and adjusted the injectors. After the service I noticed that att some rpms the ...
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Do cars ever use electric water pumps?

I saw this question in the cue recently. I know of no cars that are in production that use electric water pumps. I am assuming that it's continuity issue related to failure rates and engine damage ...
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Why would there be transmission fluid in the water overflow reservoir?

The car is a '98 Buick Lesabre with the 3800 engine and about 170k miles. It appears as though some oil was in the radiator, but I haven't seen any signs of coolant in the oil. The water pump recently ...
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Can the weep hole of a water pump face upwards?

I've noticed a hole on the top of my water pump, and it looks like the pump's weep hole, since it also has some dried up coolant residue inside (but it isn't leaking any coolant, since the area around ...
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Testing / checking a water pump

Is there a way to reasonably diagnose a water pump failure directly? In How to test the function of a water pump? the question is posed but the accepted answer only provides a way to infer that the ...
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Will an Aftermarket Water Pump (Came with Paper Gasket) Leak with Metal OEM Gasket?

I have a 2011 Camry. 2.5L, 4 cyl, gas, not hybrid. The pump feels gritty when rotated by hand, and it makes a whirring noise that varies in pitch with the engine RPM. I bought a pump locally from ...
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Water leak from car. Part identification

A have a leak from my car that is easily visible and accessible. I do not know what part it is or wether it's an indication of another issue within the car. Please see attached picture. My finger ...
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Fan clutch on 3500 duramax

I’m replacing the water pump on a 2005 3500 duramax. How can I remove the fan clutch? I’ve tried the wrench and clutch tool, an air hammer on the bolt, and a rod and hammer on the bolt. I’ve also ...
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Why did changing my coolant break my water pump

Many years ago I changed the coolant in my 1994 Mazda Lantis. I had no idea what I was doing, and the result was my water pump broke and started leaking. The mechanic replaced it and all was good. ...
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Water pump leak after timing belt replacement in VW Caddy Crew Bus 2.0 TDi

I took my VW Caddy in for an early timing belt replacement (at the 105000km service). When I drove the car out of the workshop there was a rattling in the engine compartment. The mechanic came to ...
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When should water pump and radiator be changed

I read that radiators and water pumps should be changed around 60-90k as preventative maintenance. I was looking at getting a golf r32 at about 100k miles. I asked sellers if water pump and radiator ...
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Part no: coolant flange/elbow

I have an '04 1.2L 16v Renault Clio Dynamique with a leaking coolant flange/elbow where the lower coolant line connects to the water pump. You can see where flange is in relation to the pump and ...
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What is also suggested to replace when replacing water pump?

What is also suggested to replace when replacing the water pump?
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2008 VW Beetle water pump maybe

She let it get very hot! When my husband got there, it was very smokey under the hood! We pulled it home and it sat for a few days. When you put water in the reservoir, it drains out immediately on ...
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Can a water pump slowly fail?

Do water pumps generally fail all of a sudden, or can they slowly stop working effectively? My 99 Subaru Legacy recently started overheating on long-ish trips (> 25 min or so). I already replaced ...
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a little squealing, overheat, coolant overflow, then back to normal

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, 200K I went for a 50 mile highway drive at 60 - 70 mph. When I arrived, all the coolant that had been leaking from my car started to burn on the exhaust (visual ...
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Why would a brand new water pump make noise?

Many of you followed the saga of the noise coming from my timing belt area after I changed the belt and the water pump. The noise eventually went away on it's own, and I think we determined with a ...
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2004 Kia Sedona 160000 miles Timing Belt Replacement

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona LX with 160000 miles on it. I am going to be changing out the Timing Belt. It will be the Car's second one. What do you recommend I replace while I am inside? Water Pump? ...
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New Water Pump Hard to Turn

I was told that when a pulley of an engine component does not turn freely, it it probably starting to seize. By diagnoising all the pullies attached to my engine, I identified the water pump pulley as ...
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Washer pump not engaging for front wipers (possible inverter problem)

The front washer jets in my Peugeot 206 (year 2000) have stopped working recently - the rear one is still working fine. The vehicle is using a single twin-outlet pump to control back and front ...
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Replaced water pump two days ago...today antifreeze filling up parking space

I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. A few days ago, I noticed the engine temp getting higher than usual. I'd checked fluids about a week prior. When I got home and checked fluids, the coolant reservoir was ...
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2004 KIA Sedona Timing Belt Replacement

I am planning a Timing Belt / Water pump Replacement on a 2004 Kia sedona. I would like to know for the people who may have done a job like this . was there any special tools you required. If so ...
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Could oily sludge in cooling system affect engine temprature?

I have a BMW 530i 2007, the engine gets hot up o 115 degree of celcius, it actually fluctuate between 95 to 115(which is a little bit higher than normal specially when the outside temperature is 5 c) ...
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Renault Kangoo overheating - Waterpump? Thermostat?

OK guys, I got a call from my mother. The dashboard of her Renault Kangoo '07, 1149cm³, 55kW shows Aladin's wonderlamp [sic!], the temperature bar is at 100%, and a word, "STOP" appears. I've had a ...
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How to test the function of a water pump?

Is it possible to test a water pump for proper function (ability to move a certain volume of coolant) without disconnecting it from the engine? If so, how would one do that?
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Reusing a Metal Water Pump Gasket

I'm going to put my new water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 today and I'm strongly considering reusing the OEM metal gasket instead of the material gasket that came with the new water pump. I'm pretty sure ...
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Should I replace my timing components when I replace the water pump? [duplicate]

I have to replace the water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 2L and would like to know how I can evaluate if I need to replace the timing components as well? I know the conventional wisdom is to do the ...
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Mercedes CL500 Water pump & AC

I am no mechanic and do not have any mechanic knowledge etc and would like to hear from experts here regarding an issue. My query ... On a Mercedes CL500 (2002 model) the water pump, idler pulley &...
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2003 Kia Spectra - New radiator cap for a new radiator?

I sprang a leak in my radiator about a month ago... and I simply did not have time to replace the radiator myself, so I took it to a mechanic. The mechanic replaced the radiator but he reused my old ...
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95 geo metro 1.0L pushing coolant out of overflow

I have a 95 geo metro. Car runs good and has normal power. When car is idling it runs fine with no overheating or coolant being pushed out of the overflow. I was told to replace the water pump, ...