Your car’s water pump ensures that coolant is moving through the engine, preventing it from overheating.
You may need a new one if it’s corroding or loose, or the radiator is emitting steam.
An overheating engine and coolant leaking in the center of the car’s front end are also signs of a bad water pump.
One of our technicians installed a new pump on a Cadillac, which was overheating and had a coolant leak.
As the technician worked on it, he noticed that the drive belt and drive pulley had been shredded. We think this was caused by the pump locking up.
To access it, the technician needed to remove the water pump housing, which includes part of the EGR system and Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP) system.
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.