Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What happens when your water pump goes out?

Leaked coolant from radiator, then we replaced it and it was still leaking really bad from somewhere around the water pump.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 450 Answers

Under pump there's a weep hole, located in center of pump below the shaft that the pulley is attached, if coolant is coming out of that hole, pump is bad. otherwise, gaskets between pump / engine are leaking.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 104 Answers

SOURCE: overheating problem on a 1998 BMW 318ti

Perform a liquid block test (with the bottle of fluid over the radiator mouth.) If the blue liquid turns yellow or clear, you have hydrocarbons entering the cooling system (usually via head gskt.) If not, you have ruled out a costly repair.

Sounds like it overheats pretty easily, without t-stat! This block testing liquid is cheap, and will verify a suspected leaking head gasket without lengthy diagnosis. Hope it's better news, but good luck!

Tater Todd

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • 157 Answers

SOURCE: 2.3l ranger keeps overheating, been through two radiators already.

Hello Ranger Joe, eight months and two radiators is very uncommon. Question, Have you visually confirmed the leak in the radiators or is the leak near the hose connections? Replacing the radiator, cap, water pump, & the thermostat leaves only two others, the hoses and the engine block/heads. Far fitched will be something or somebody poking holes in the radiator.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

sledge1863
  • 149 Answers

SOURCE: Leaking coolant

Highly unlikely that is the case more likely it is the radiator leaking onto the fan. Also check the upper hose to make sure that it doesnt have a pin hole in it. Good luck and dont forget to rate.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

  • 91 Answers

SOURCE: water pump leaked coolant into oil is motor done

It should be OK after a few oil changes. I would keep a close eye on the oil to make sure it isn't turning milky or foamy. If it starts knocking, you may have a more serious problem.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

mcgyver468
  • 710 Answers

SOURCE: Jeep Wrangler leaking coolant

IT IS THE WATER-PUMP. PLEASE DON'T WAIT FOR IT TO OVER-HEAT BECAUSE THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE, AND VERY COSTLY. PRICE A HEAD-GASKET JOB AND COMPARE IT TO THE COST OF A WATER PUMP. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE. BEST OF LUCK.

Posted on May 02, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 91 Jimmy, I have a coolant leak and can't


how about the heater core?most times it will leak inside the vehicle.. but its just a guess

Sep 27, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

04 impala overheating


Could be a few different things. 1. low coolant level 2. thermostat sticking "replace it" 3. water pump failing. These are the most common things that go wrong. First do this,check coolant level and if ok then replace thermostat. If coolant is low please take time and check for leaks,its going somewhere.....please rate this post and good luck and hope the info helps..

Aug 14, 2012 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Water leaking under hood


yup check the radiator hoses upper & lower, when the water pump goes bad also leak out coolant or water ect and the final wiil be an internal head gasket leak i hope this work for you.

Jul 13, 2012 | 2000 Hyundai Sonata

2 Answers

I have a jeep user 1989 Cherokee it keeps on getting hot


Have you replaced the thermostat? This could be the problem or you may need to check the hose connecttion to the radiator. You could also possibly have a crack in the radiator...

Sep 01, 2011 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My 1999 Alero must have a leak somewhere because the thermostat gauge rises every few days. I put coolant in it at least 1 a week. I had a new water pump and thermostat put on it, but it is still...


CHECK AROUND WATER PUMP AREA.AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING FOR LEAKS.THE MECHANIC WHO PUT THE WATER PUMP ON MAY FORGOT TO PUT SEALANT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WATER PUMP GASKET CAUSING LEAKS.LOOK AROUND THERMOSTAT HOUSING FOR LEAKING.IF THERMOSTAT SEAL WAS DAMAGE DURING INSTALLATION IT WILL CAUSE LEAKING.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS AROUND RADIATOR .CHECK RADIATOR TOP AND BOTTOM HOSES FOR LEAKS AND CHECK HEATER PIPES AND HEATER CORES HOSES FOR LEAKS.IF ALL HOSES GOOD.CHECK FOR LEAKING CORE PLUGS.

Sep 26, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Alero 3.4L V6; I have replaced the intake gasket the engine itself and countless other repairs but recently the car has been leaking coolant and it has also been overheating. I just replaced...


The first thing i would do is put the coolant system under pressure with
Cooling System And Pressure Cap Tester. if there are any leaks you will find them with that tool. Also check the oil and see if coolant is mixing with it, if there is you may have a bad head gasket or possibly a cracked engine block.
Visit my blog

Jul 14, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

2 Answers

Coolant leak - 1981 Ford F-150 straight 6cyl., no AC


from what you describe I am sure it is the water pump that is leaking, check the pump bearing for play to confirm

Jun 04, 2010 | 1981 Ford F 150

1 Answer

If the water pump goes out , would the radiator warning light come on?


If it has a coolant level sensor in the radiator yes it will, due to low on coolant due to water leaking from water pump, coolant will leak from water pump if bad, unless it just has bad water pump bearing's, then some time's it will not leak and just make a noise.

May 21, 2010 | 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT

2 Answers

Theres coolant leaking from somewhere i cant see i know its not from the radiator or or hose unless there's another hose i cant see. the leak is located under the motor mount running down the tranny on...


really this could be one of several issues, does the vehicle run Hot, are you having to fill the reservoir with water or coolant, there is a hose that runs from the cap (overflow hose) to the reservoir, in addition to the upper and lower hoses, finally the water pump. the water pump is equipped with weep holes, which allow fluid to weep out when the pump is bad. finally the thermostat, hopefully one of these can solve your issue, good luck!

Sep 18, 2009 | 1995 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

294 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...