Water pump problems
Mar 11th, 2018
Let’s talk water pumps for vehicles in the Corcoran, Maple Grove and Plymouth, MN area. The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip back through the engine. Your vehicle’s water pump is what drives this process.
Cooling system problems are one the number-one mechanical failure in Corcoran. So, the water pump plays a pretty important role. You can’t get very far from the Rogers, Hanover or Dayton area without a water pump.
After all the miles and years of pumping coolant, water pumps just wear out. You might notice a whining or grinding sound coming from the water pump. Or maybe see coolant leaking from the pump itself. When coolant evaporates it can leave a crusty residue behind as well.
The precise location of the water pump varies depending on the vehicle. Some have the water pump attached to the outside of the engine where you can see it. With these, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt.
Some have the water pump driven by the timing belt. The timing belt cover often hides the water pump with this setup, so you can’t see the pump without removing the cover.
When you have Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc replace the water pump on one of these, you really should replace the timing belt at the same time. And timing belts usually need to be replaced every 90,000 to 100,000 miles, anyway, so it just makes sense to do both jobs at once.
If you are hearing noises under the hood or seeing coolant puddles under the car, don’t wait, let us look at it and determine the cause. If the water pump would fail, it could lead to engine damage.
Give us a call 763-420-3060
We have been proudly serving the; Corcoran, Medina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Rogers, Dayton and Hanover communities since 1983.
Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc
7591 Commerce Street
Corcoran, MN 55340