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Questions tagged [water-pump]

Pump that circulates engine coolant around the cooling system.

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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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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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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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Coolant Reservoir

Two questions, One, is there any reason why some coolant bottles are shaped in this way? Two, if this coolant bottle was placed on its side such as in the image below for example would coolant ...
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Electric water pump control

Electric fans are now common on cars, both aftermarket and stock. The advantages in horsepower, faster warmup, and hence emissions are well documented elsewhere. The same reasoning can be applied to ...
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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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Is there any way to determine when a water pump will fail?

Is there any way to determine whether a water pump needs to be replaced before it fails completely? I realize that if it dies, then I'm not going to get far. Am I better off waiting until it does than ...
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Belt driven Water pump failure?

I have a 95 camry LE (6 cylinder) that has a major overheating problem. I managed to rule out the thermostat, leaks, radiator, and fans as the cause of the overheating. But the water pump has me ...
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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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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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How can you tell if a water pump or water pump gasket is bad?

I'm changing the head gasket on a 99 ranger. I don't know why it overheated in the first place. There has to be a cause, right? I was cleaning up the top of the engine block to put the heads back on ...
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Installing a new water pump - what to do about the gasket?

I'm replacing the water pump on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, 2WD 4 cylinder. One of the videos I watched mentioned using gasket sealant when installing the new pump. I asked autozone for gasket sealant, but ...
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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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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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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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Water leaking into frame case/engine?

I just had my 2012 Mini Cooper S (66K miles) repaired last week last week for a failed/leaky water pump. My car had an episode where it overheated and shut down and wouldn't start after pulling over ...
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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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1993 Jeep stalls on acceleration, floods, hard to start

My 1993 Jeep Wrangler has about 200,000 miles, in good shape. It usually starts right up, but it's started intermittently flooding, so that I have to crank and crank with the accelerator all the way ...
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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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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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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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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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1994 Dodge Dakota V8, Antifreeze leaking from water pump

Every time I put ether antifreeze or water in my radiator it immediately comes out from beneath the water pump? What could cause that to happen?
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VW Mk4 TDI (ALH) – Suggestions for Removing Stuck Water Pump

I'm in the middle of replacing a leaking water pump on our 2002 ALH TDI and have finally gotten to the point where I'm trying to remove the old pump. So far no joy... I got the new pump from ...
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Difference between water pump and water outlet housing

I recently took my car into the shop because I was leaking coolant. (I thought it was tranny fluid. See my other question from a while ago to see how bad I suck at fixing cars :) I ended up putting ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am Over-Heating and Cold air from heater, why?

My grand am is over heating while idling, blowing cold air out from heater and bubbling in coolant resevoir. Replaced thermostat and water pump and bled the valves to get air out and still same thing. ...
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White smoke coming from hood in cold weather at a stop light? [2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan Engine]

As winter approaches, I have been noticing that on some occasions in which it is relatively cold outside (20-30 degrees) ,and also early morning or night time when the temperature is low, that my car ...
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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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01 sentra running hot

I have an 01 nissan sentra which had been running hot. If i start the car in the morning and turn temp control to hot and fan on and let the car warm up, i will have no heat and the car runs hot. Just ...
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Engine coolant gets to very low levels, but doesn't completely empty

2008 Toyota Tundra with a 5.7L V engine I noticed last month that my coolant reservoir was well below the 'low' mark. I filled her up, only to find out last week that it was back to the same spot (...
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Water pump lifetime

What is the lifetime of water pumps? I got the water pump replaced 8000 miles age (around 2 years ago) when changing the timing belt. Today I showed my car to a mechanic for a noise that is coming ...
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My Toyota dealer replaced my water pump and failed to replace my coolant

I noticed my radiator was dry after three weeks of driving my car after i got it back from the dealer, they replaced my water pump. I just discovered this tonight after my check engine light came on. ...
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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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water in pump bubbling

I have an 07 charger, the water tank has recently been bubbling I'm not sure why because of course it has water and the temperature meter doesn't go up it just stays a little less then half of the ...
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Blue Devil affect 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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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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Use pulley from old water pump?

The water pump on my car went out so I need a new one. The pulley itself looks fine, not bent, but the entire pulley is tilted in such a way that I'm guessing the pump shaft broke. The local part ...
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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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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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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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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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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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1996 mazda 626 leaking coolant

My mazda 626 was leaking coolant. I replaced the radiator for there is clearly a hole on it. It worked fine for about a month. Then I see some leakage again. And this time it is around the right side ...
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What's wrong with my pressure washer?

Sorry if this is off topic. I couldn't find another StackExchange forum it would fit any better with. I have a gas powered Troy Bilt (model 01902) pressure washer with a 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton ...
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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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No pressure in car pressure washer

Sorry, if off-topic. I have a two year old electric pressure washer. Model: Bosch aquatek 100 plus. I use this every week to wash my car. Last week, the motor was making a lot of sound and the ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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 ...