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Hi I have a 93 mercury villager mechanic replaced water pump and belts but dnt think thy timed it wen I picked it was thn wen I brought it it first gt hot again then was driving engine shut down

Before entirely blaming the village mechanic I would guess the water pump was probably not the only thing wrong and either the failing water pump caused another fault, made another existing fault worse or perhaps wasn't the original fault causing the symptoms.

Water pumps are very reliable and mostly only two things go wrong; either the bearing begins to fail and becomes noisy or the seal wears out and they begin to leak. Mostly these two things happen together but neither prevents the pump from pumping as long as the coolant level is kept topped up and so overheating and other symptoms cannot directly be caused by the water pump.
There have been a few isolated cases of the pump impeller falling off but that is very rare and something I have seen only once in forty years.

If a leaky pump caused the coolant level to fall significantly the engine could overheat and it is that overheating that tends to cause subsequent symptoms that need further diagnosis.
Overheating can shift large quantities of sediment from the engine block which can block a radiator. Overheating can damage thermostats, sensors and cylinder head gaskets. A damaged cylinder head gasket can soon cause lots more symptoms and eventually write-off and engine.

It is possible your village mechanic didn't time the engine correctly but on the face of things all he is guilty of is not testing the car thoroughly enough after his repair. Often this is caused by a lack of good communication between the owner and repairer.

Dec 03, 2015 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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How do I replace water pump pulley bearings on 01 olds intrigue gl

well I don't know of anyone just replacing the bearing in a coolant pump (I guess its possible?) most folks go for a water pump replacement , rebuilt or new that's your preference , due to being in a tight inaccessible spot id only recommend this kinda job to a very experienced home mechanic with a high degree of motivation or seek help from a professional also they may have better and easier tools and techniques that get it done faster and easier without damaging any thing else

Aug 13, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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My 1993 lexus es300 is overheating. one mechanic said that it was the water pump. another said the power steering pump, who is correct?

the power steering pump would have nothing to do with the engine overheating but the water pump certainly would, but before you go to the trouble of replacing the water pump you need to be certain that is the problem as there are other issues that can cause overheating, like the thermostat or a blocked radiator, the mechanic who said it was the power steering pump quiet obviously don't know too much about engines............hope this helps......cheers.

Sep 20, 2011 | 1993 Lexus Es 300

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Two weeks after Cam belt change at 71,000 miles there was a loud bang and clatter from engine. Limped home - no read out on screen to give a clue. Repairer took car back on truck. Called in and told that...

There is not many cars that have the water pump on the same belt as the cam belt.I do not know about Saabs but at a small guess,I would say the mechanic is lying.NORMALLY.The cam belt is inside is own little area and the water pump.alt, and air/con is run off the belts you normally see under the hood.
Really ,really question this because I think it is VERY wrong.
It's your car.Get in there and take photos of the engine straight away.Get the repairer to show you any parts and photo them also.He may not show you your parts so go to the shop without prewarning him.Keep a record of every phone call etc.He will try to get himself out of paying.
Good luck with this and I hope this helps

May 12, 2011 | Saab 9 3 Cars & Trucks

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Water leak underneth 93 ford thunder bird. Don't seem to be coming from the radiar. It's leaking some where near the crank shaft. I really can pin point it yet.

Sounds like it's leaking from the water pump. There are weep holes in the water pump and when the bearing in the water pump has worn out, coolant will start to leak from the holes.

Replace the water pump after you inspected it for any signs of leak. Good luck and thank you for using Fixya.

Nov 24, 2010 | 1993 Ford Thunderbird

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Looks like the water pump has gone out in my wifes 1998 honda civic. I want to replace it myself with the help of a retired mechanic but need to know the following questions? 1- Do I have to lift up the...

honda have their water pumpin the timing belt case, it also run with the water pump. so taking out the water pump you have to know what you are doing. you need a person with some experience . or buy the book for your vehicle and do it .

Jul 27, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic

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take back or inguire with repairer abount condition of cylinder head and did he inspect water pump for blade condition

Mar 14, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

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Water pump in a kia saphea how do u change it 2001

Hi there,

Below are the steps..

Disconnect negative battery cable.

Drain engine coolant.

Remove timing belt (please make sure you know how to do this, otherwise, seek help from a certified mechanic) Remove tensioner and idler. f644145.jpg Remove water pump. dbfdc5c.jpg Remove any gasket fragments, dirt or oil from sealing surfaces. Install new gasket on water pump. To prevent dropping the gasket when installing, put sealant in gasket groove. But do not apply to sealing surfaces. Install water pump. Install tensioner, idler and timing belt. Fill engine coolant. Connect negative battery cable. Start engine and check for leaks. Regards, Jeep Brainy

Sep 09, 2009 | 2000 Kia Sephia

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