water pumps

Signs of a Bad and a Failing Water Pump

For you to enjoy the summer seasons, your car engine requires a continuous flow of supplied coolant from the car radiator all over the car engine. It is one of the main item responsible for keeping the flow. The car might hold a perfect operating temperature and operate well, only when the pump is working correctly, and you will go any place you want.

The moment the water pump starts to get old, it might cause failure to the engine. All car pumps for different vehicles will produce some warnings to show a sign of worn out so that you will contact a mechanic to do a replacement. Here are few common signs which indicate that your car water pump is failing.

Pulley is Loose and Making Whining Sounds

car water pumpYou may happen to hear an increased pitched sounds coming from the motor front. It is mostly brought by a loose belt that forms a whining noise when circulating. And the loose belt usually happens as a result of a loose pulley, or maybe the bearings running the water pump have worn out. The moment your car bearings don’t work in the water pump, it shows that it can’t get repaired so you will have to replace it. If the sound increases as you accelerate, you should contact a mechanic immediately.

Steam Coming from the Radiator

If you see steam appearing in front of the car when driving or when stopping, it’s a sign to show you that your car engine is overheating. If you notice this, you must look for a safe area and pull over and call a mechanic immediately. You should not drive your car with overheated engine, and you may also look for a tow truck to pick your vehicle home and save money. If you note such warning, contact a mechanic to repair the water pump without delays.

Coolant Leaking at the Front Center of car

car engine, coolantThe pump has a lot of seals, and a gasket that keeps your car coolant safe and aids in the smooth passing of the coolant coming from radiator to car engine. The seal and gaskets will soon wear out, crack, or dry out. If it happens, the coolant starts to leak on the surface. If you see such issue under your car, contact your mechanic to repair it before it worsens.

Engine is Overheating

The moment your water pump happens to fail, it won’t circulate the coolant to the car engine block. It will then cause overheating, and if you don’t repair it immediately, it might cause more engine damage such as burnt pistons, pulled gaskets and cracked cylinder head. If the engine is not getting hot every day, it means that there is a problem. Contact your mechanic to check the issue.

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