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Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump in Your Car

Your car's water pump is an essential part of the engine. It draws in coolant and sends it to the radiator, where it must be boiled off as quickly as possible to prevent your vehicle from overheating. If you suspect a water pump problem, take your car to a mechanic immediately.

Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump

  • Leaky Coolant

There are several gaskets on the water pump, and these might become harmed or worn out over time. Under the car in this scenario, coolant might seep out and drip. Check the water pump if you see coolant, often a green or red liquid, under the center front of your car.

  • Heating Of the Engine

A water pump's primary function throughout its lifespan is running coolant through an engine to cool it down. The engine may overheat if the water pump cannot do this. Engine overheating should not be resolved, regardless of its origin. Burnt pistons, broken cylinder heads, and damaged head gaskets are just a few issues that can be brought on by heat.

  • Harmonic, High-Pitched Whining Sounds

Problems with the location of the pulleys frequently cause a loud noise from the front of the car. This is because when the pump pulls on a weak pulley, it can produce a high-pitched whirring or howling sound. This is typically brought by incorrect pulley positioning or pump bearing issues. Sadly, once the pump's bearings fail, the component is rendered useless, and you will need to find a replacement.

  • Steam Coming from Your Hood.

In addition, steam rising from the front of the engine when moving or halting immediately indicates the engine is overheating.

  • Water Pump Corrosion and Rust

Many times, tainted coolant can lead to impeller deterioration. And when the pressure plug is damaged and generates bubbles, it can also produce rust. Consequently, the pump won't be able to effectively move the coolant resulting in additional damage to all cooling system's components and maybe total engine damage.

Why Is It Important to Replace Your Car Water Pump?

When your car water pump works, it ensures you're getting water from your car into the internal areas where it is required. If there is no water pressure, the oil cannot be pumped through the engine, and there will be vibration in the vehicle while driving. Therefore, if you need water pump repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Griffin Muffler & Brake Center LLC today!


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