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4 Symptoms You’ll Notice If Your Water Pump Is Bad Or Failing

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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A water pump remains a vital component of your car. It is one of those car parts you can’t afford to manage. If you decide to manage it when it develops a fault, it might end up costing you more than you bargained.

It plays a vital role of cooling your car engine, and at such, it should be good at all times.

A bad water pump will always come with its troop of consequences and if left unattended to, you might get your engine killed.





If you wish to know the function of this water pump, you’ll have it served to you straight away. A lot go down within the engine, and as a result of this, heat buildup. In order to cool down the heat produced by the engine, a consistent flow of coolant is supplied from the radiator through the engine. The water pump is the primary component responsible for maintaining this flow.

If this water pump is in good working condition, your car will run at its normal operating temperature but if the pump is bad, there would be issues.

Your water pump can last for a long time but that doesn’t make it indestructible. When you have a bad or failing water pump, you’ll notice these symptoms.

1. Overheating of your engine:

When the water pump goes bad, it won’t be able to circulate coolant through the engine block. This will cause your engine to overheat.

You’ll always notice the temperature gauge creeping into the “H Zone”

 

2. Steam from radiator:

This is an instant sign of an overheated engine. This can be as a result of water pump failure.





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3. Noise:

A failing or bad water pump might cause your water pump pulley to get loose and hence make noise. The noise is always a whining noise coming from the front of your car.

 

4. Leakage:

The gaskets and seals that keep the coolants contained in your car wears out, crack or breaks. This will cause the coolants to leak away.

You will notice this leakage under your car when parked overnight.

 

Ensure you get your car fixed whenever you start noticing these symptoms

 





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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