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Toyota water pump

I get no heat, the radiator fluid is leaking and i constantly have to top it up, my car was overheating, and it makes a funny noise from the engine every once in a while. Do i need a new water pump?

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Thats a tough one to answer without knowing more. However there is a way you can check the water pump very easily. If you look around the pump near the pulley, there will be a small hole. After you find the hole start the car and watch the hole if it leaks water then you need a new pump. Although your problem could be other things including a head problem. Is the coolant leaking outside the car or do you not know where its going? Also, do you have heat for a little while after filling your coolant up or never?

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

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try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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It could be your head gasket.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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change the thermostat,,also make sure the radiator cap isnt faulty,,if there ok you could have a blown head gasket if the water if backpressuring very high from the radiator,,

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I would go with slowcalafl. It is either air, or a cracked head bad head gasket. Remove the radiator cap when cool. Start up the car and watch for bubble emerging from the coolant. If it continues to bubble, you have a bad head or head gasket. If not, look for improper timing as another possibility.

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make sure thermostant is good. most important is to make sure you didnt blow a gasket when it overheated, if you have a 3.8 engine those are famous for blowing headgasket. anyway have a block test done first, its a liquid they use to see if exhaust gases are entering the cooling system, good luck ,hope this helps.

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