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Symptoms of Water Pump Problems

Symptoms of Water Pump Problems

The water pump is an unsung hero of your vehicle. It circulates the coolant throughout the cooling system, including the radiator, and keeps the engine and other components at the correct temperature. Housed under the hood, water pump keeps the engine from overheating. Over time, water pump may start leaking, or may fail. If the water pump fails, it will likely lead to engine overheating, and engine damage, which in the worst case scenario may necessitate engine replacement. At Adams Autowrox Albany we can provide complete cooling system inspection, service and repairs.

Signs of Water Pump Trouble:


Rust on the Water Pump

If you see physical deterioration of the water pump – rust or grime – it’s likely the water pump needs professional attention. Sometimes grime and rust might occur due to wrong coolant type, or faulty pressure cap.

Strange Noises Coming from the Water Pump Area

A whining noise coming from under the hood may indicate water pump problem. We recommended having the vehicle inspected by a competent mechanic.

Coolant Leak

Over time, water pump seals and gaskets may become brittle, and loosen, or split, or crack. This in turn may result in a coolant leak. If you see bright colored fluid on the ground where you vehicle was parked, chances are it’s a coolant leak. If the coolant leaks out, engine will overheat resulting in costly repairs.

If you see any signs of coolant leak, call Adams Autoworx Albany. We can inspect your vehicle’s cooling system, and we can repair any leaks we find.We are conveniently located at 730 San Pablo Avenuse and serve Albany, Kensington, and El Cerrito.

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