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Do water pump bearings make noise before they go out

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Yes. it usually presents as a high pitched screech after the engine gets warm

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There's a sound like a bad bearing coming from the water pump but no water coming out of the weep hole. i'm guessing the pump is bad. is this common for this car?


Bearings on a water pump failing on any car is a common problem! The water leaking from around the water pump area is the tell tale sign.........get it checked out and replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the engine.

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Car overheated does the water pump when going out make a load noise


Water pump bearings make a rumbling/ tinny noise and there will be coolant loss out of a drain hole underneath the pump housing. This allows water that has by passed the seal to run out before it damages the bearing

Nov 16, 2013 | 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva

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1998 buick lasabre water pump bearings


The pump bearings are sealed and not replaceable. A new water pump must be installed. If the bearings are making any noise, probably bad.

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I took my 2005 Chev. Malibu in for an oil change and now it is making a loud noise from the engine. they say its the water pump? is that possible?


  • Hi, I can help.
  • When your water pump goes bad it will begin to grind. I had one I let got far to long and it sounded deafening when I opened the hood. You can open your hood and listen and see for yourself. The water pump is on the belt line, left side under the hood, last pulley toward the rear.
  • Now if your asking can an oil change effect the water pump? No, not at all. Water pumps go sporadically.
  • It would be odd that you heard no noises before the oil change and now the water pump is loud enough to take notice after the oil change. The bearings usually go a little slower than that.

  • I would be interested in some more of the details to this. And what your overall concerns are. I'd be happy to further. help. Otherwise get a second opinion on your cars condition.


  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

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This water pump is making funny noise how can i solve this


A water pump on any auto making noise is a sign of bearing failure on the water pump drive stem. The only remedy is to have the water pump replaced or replace it yourself. The bearing gets water intrusion or dries out and the bearing fails. The water pump is not expensive but labor costs can be substantial depending upon the location of the water pump. Many water pumps are driven by the timing belt on smaller cars. Gaining access to the water pump often involves removing the timing belt cover and the timing belt. Failure to reinstall the timing belt in the exact same position as it was removed can cause catastrophic engine failure. Without your vehicle make and model this response is generic most vehicles.

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My mothers 1993 daihatsu charade 3 cyl has a ballrace bearing noise in the engine when reving. the best discription of the noise could be a bad water pump bearing. ( it isnt that i have disconnected...


restrain from driving till checked. is most likely timing belt component. or could be water pump. But also could be as simple as a accesory belt pulley or alternator bearing. Remove accesory belts and check if noise still present

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My 2005 Pontiac Sunfire engine noise


Sounds like you and others are unsure of the source of the noise and until you have verification I would not be pulling the water pump off and hoping that is the problem. If it is a bearing noise it could be a pulley bearing elsewhere.

Make sure you have identified the problem before doing any work. Your car won't be the first that has developed the noise so check with a shop that works on this model vehicle and is familiar with their issues.

If it is the water pump that is faulty, clearly your best bet is to purchase a factory workshop manual for the car and use this to guide you through the process. You can then assess after reviewing the manual if this is something you would be comfortable doing yourself.

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1992 volvo 240 timing belt replacement


timimg belts usually don't make noise, they break and the motor stops!! The noise could be coming from a bad water pump, powersteering pump, air compresser, alternater, leaky exhaust, leaky vacume lines. Check them out. Or, I don't know the condition of the engin. Has it been neglected and are the bearing going? More history would be helpful.

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Squealing noise coming from the belts while engine is running


take off your serp-belt and spin your water pump, alternator, idler pully and see what squeaks or feels rough. your water pump bearings may be bad. the only thing you can do is change it. dont forget to change your thermostat and antifreeze. FYI your antifreeze is made with lubricants in it for your water pump bearings.

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read post by van kerr ,also water pump bearing/cam tensioner bearing/power steering pump /clutch thrust bearing

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