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I have a 1998 mazda manual, Water has come out then the car overheat. We put new howes and coolent and this morning all the coolent and water comes out, Can it be athe water pump and if so could I put that in? I had a new timing bith put in not long aga and from what I'm hearing from the mazda place, they should have put a NEW WATER PUMP WHEN THERY DID THE TIMING BOTH? i CALLED WERE i HAD THE CAR WORKED ON AND THE GUY SAID HE DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY, nOW HE SAID HELL CALL ME TOMORROW.

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No the water pump is not automatic with the timing belt, but it should have been recommended. If the coolant is coming out the passenger side of the engine it is most likely the pump. If it blowing out the radiator or coolant resevoir it is a blown head gasket.
I always recommend that the water pump be replaced with the timing components or the timing components with the water pump. you only want to do it once for labor costs. I am under no obligation to do that, it's just good practice to keep customers happy. And I like to give customers the heads up on what could happen if I only replaced a part that needed replaced and saw a part that was worn in the same area, to replace it while it was open and save them the labor cost of going in after it later. It's just good practice. The other mechanic is under no obligation to replace your pump. Find a reputable mechanic that knows what he is doing.

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