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Water pump i need to know what the signs of a bad water pump are?

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    symptom is car is over heating and top hose to radiator is VERY VERY hot could this be the water pump cant tell if leak or not


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Over heating? Rad blowing it's pressure cap. Bearing noises (grinding noises). Get you're cooling system flushed first, is a lot cheaper than having a 'wrench' replace your pump.

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If there are no leaks, then will be a grinding sound

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