A car’s water pump is part of the cooling system and is one of the most important and integral components that keeps an engine running properly. The water pump continually pumps coolant to the engine to keep it cool so it doesn’t overheat from the intense heat caused by internal combustion. When you turn your engine on, the water pump circulates coolant in the cylinder head and engine block to cool the engine. When the coolant passes through the engine it absorbs heat, than it’s sent back into the radiator to be cooled before the cycle is repeated. Water pumps are driven by the timing belt/chain, or a drive belt by spinning a pulley outside of the pump that turns the impeller inside. A leaky or a faulty water pump can cause serious damage to the engine
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Water pumps tend to last a long time. Most mechanics and car manufacturer recommended that the water pump be replaced when the timing belt is replace because it’s easy to access when the timing cover is open. The average life span of a timing belt is 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Replacing the thermostat at the same time as the water pump can help prevent future problem.
Signs of a Bad Water Pump
- Water pump leaking coolant.
- Water pump squeaking.
- Car is overheating.
- Car does not start.
Water Pump Replacement Procedures
- Check the water pump to leaks or noise.
- Pressure test the cooling system for leaks.
- Drain old coolant.
- Remove timing belt or drive belt.
- Remove and replace the water pump.
- Change timing belt (if needed).
- Fill with new coolant.
- Install new radiator cap (if needed).
- Install new thermostat (recommended).
North Attleboro Water Pump Replacement
Advanced Auto Repair handles all of your North Attleborough water pump and cooling system needs. Our experienced technicians are experienced in diagnosing and replacing water pumps. We offer timing belt, water pump and cooling system diagnostic and repair at competitive prices. Stop by our North Attleboro repair shop and we can help you avoid water pump issues. Our trained mechanics can detect potential water pump and cooling system problems with a simple inspection.