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Not necessarily. A water pump will fail in one of 2 ways. The shaft seals and bearings can wear out, causing the pump to weep coolant. They all have a drain hole to allow escape of seepage, and you will see coolant around that.
Then the impeller inside can corrode away if there has not been sufficient additive in the coolant, or corrosive local water, with high mineral content, has been used.
You may get a noise, like a thin squeal, from the pump, if the shaft seals and bearings are failing.
Some pumps are buried away behind the timing cover, and are a regular replacement item eg every 120 000 miles when you do a timing belt job.
Posted on Nov 17, 2014
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