Water Pump Problems in Automobiles
Depending on your vehicle, a water pump can last between 60,000 and 90,000 miles and that’s when problems usually start. Radiator hoses can make it up to 100,000 miles, even. Over time, though, both radiator hoses and water pumps become worn out and if they are not replaced soon after that point, a lot of damage can happen. A collapsed radiator hose, for example, can ruin an engine faster than you would believe.
If you notice any of these problems, bring your vehicle in for a diagnostic:
- Water pump problems makes a squeaking noise
- Coolant leaks
- Coolant seeping from the water pump weep hole
If you find yourself dealing with common radiator hose and water pump problems like these, you’ll want to prevent any further damage within the cooling system or engine. Come to our shop and let our professional auto technicians fix everything up. We don’t require an appointment, and we offer the best radiator repair services in town.
A centrifugal pump like the one used in your vehicle.
The water pump is a basic, centrifugal pump driven by a belt and connected to the crankshaft of the engine, and most important of all, the pump cycles fluid when the engine is running.
The water pump, by spinning, uses centrifugal force to send fluid to the outside, causing fluid to be continuously drawn from the center. The inlet to the pump is by the center so when fluid comes back from the radiator, it can hit the pump vanes. The pump vanes toss the fluid to the outside of the pump, where it then re-enters the engine.
The fluid leaving the pump travels through the engine block and cylinder head first, then it moves to the radiator, and finally returns to the pump once more.
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- ECU Components in Automobiles
- Automotive Diagnostics
- Engine Knocking
- Engine Efficiency
- Engine Diagnostic Service
- Check Engine Light
- Smog Check
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