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How can i tell if the water pump is working on a 1997 honda odessey already changed the thermastat

this is a tough one, the waterpump on these engines is to the rear of the engine with its on belt that runs off the rear of the cam. i have seen these waterpump impellers break apart and then the coolant wont circulate and inturn iit overheats,i guess you would need to remove the pump for a good look at it. if you are having an overheating problem and the fans work then i would look at the pump. another test to see if pump is working is to start the engine and keep feeling the top and bottom hoses both should get hot after a while then you can say pump is working but if the bottom hose is warm and it runs hot then i would look at waterpump. good day.

Aug 27, 2011 | 1997 Honda Odyssey

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Car low coolant light on, over heated , fans didn't work. REPLACED: straight wired fans, fans worked. end up changing cool temp. sensor,crank cover broke replaced put in new CTC,radiator cracke,...

sounds like blown head gasket in between cylinders,that isnt supposed to push out fluid,most likely blown head gasket,check with another mechanic u trust,take car back

Jul 22, 2011 | 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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Water pump ,thermastat already replaced and still overheating.

Check you radiator for cleanlyness inside and out. Look under the cap to see if there is water movement there when running, Be careful if the engine is hot, it has to be hot enough for the thermostate to open.

Jul 12, 2011 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

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I changed the water pump on my 1997 dodge dakota pickup and then i went some where and came ack home and it was a little hot. if the belt dont get put back on right will it get hot or is there only one way...

if the belt is put on wrong it can make the water pump run backwards but did you run it for awhile with cap off for all air to work out it will bubble up then go down on fluid just keep filling until no air is in system

Mar 12, 2011 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

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Replaced radiater ,thermastat still no heat and

Did you run engine from cold, WITH HEATER ON, and fill cap off when re-filling system? If not, try that and see what happens. Let the engine get up to operating temperature and rad fan come on to cool 2 or 3 times before putting cap back on.

Nov 17, 2009 | 1995 Subaru Legacy

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Got a 96 crown vic that runs but smoking white smoke from under the hood and it runs hot ....the resevoir is full so there is no leak there and i replaced the thermostat but it didnt work

you ether have a coolant leak or one of these are the problem thermastat,fan clutch,water pump,radiator, try this start car when it reachs normal temp open hood and pinch the top radiator hose if it is hot water is flowing thermastat is good now open radiator with a towel slowly while it is runing see if the water is moving if it is you water pump and radiator are good, now at some point in this time you should have heard the fan get loud if not your fan clutch is not work it mounts to the front of your water pump and is normal to go out because they lose about 250rpm a year which does not give them much of a life, dont forget to check your heater hoses they could be leaking

Dec 19, 2008 | 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

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Overheating dodge ram

dodge tends to run at about 200dg. i have a 97 with a 318 and this hs been its normal temp since it was new . if it is truly over heating and if the warepump is bad you shoul see water leaking from the bottom of pump . hope this is helpfull

Oct 29, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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when the engine is at normal running temp,feel the water hose on the bottom of the radiator.if it is hot then ur thermostat is fine,and its more likely to be a head gasket or airlock problem

Oct 19, 2008 | 1997 Honda Passport

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