Automotive water pumps are responsible for circulating fluid from the radiator through the engine block to help cool the engine. The water pump is belt driven by the crankshaft of the engine, having the proper tension on the belt will increase the water pumps life and its ability to perform. A loose belt can cause poor circulation, slipping and overheating. A water pump belt that is too tight will wear out the belt and the water pump bearings. It is important that during regular maintenance all belts are inspected for proper tension and wear.
What are the signs of a failing water pump in a vehicle?
Often times when a water pump is failing or not working correctly the radiator will overheat and release steam. Other indicators are fluid leaking at the front of the vehicle or whinning sounds while in operation. Your vehicle might run consistently at hot temperatures due to bad fluids, corrosion in the pump, and poor fluid flow. If you are experiencing any of these signs you should get a professional diagnosis to properly resolve the issue.
Water Pump Replacement for Cars & Trucks
Water pumps on vehicles will last for most original equipment up to 100,000 miles or more with regular service. A cheap water pump will have a much shorter life span and can go out in as little as 25,000 miles. We only install top of the line high quality parts when performing repairs or replacements. A vehicle water pump replacement can take between 3-5 hours and can cost in the hundreds depending on the make and model.
Transmission City & Automotive Specialists in Sandy, UT is your local transmission and auto repair shop that you can trust with your water pump repair or replacement needs. Give us a call or stop by with any questions or concerns you have.