Top 3 Signs of Water Pump Damage

Your water pump, which sits under the hood, keeps your car running efficiently and guarantees you a safe and easy ride. Your vehicle's engine is made up of various components that are constantly moving, thereby generating an unbelievable amount of friction and heat. The water pump plays an essential role in your car's cooling system by moving coolant from the radiator and supplying it throughout the engine system to keep everything at an optimum temperature.


When you have a faulty water pump, your engine will overheat, causing damage to the cylinder heads, gaskets, and pistons. If gone unnoticed, it could lead to catastrophic engine damage. However, your failing water pump will usually display the following signs: 


Leaking Coolant

Your car's water pump is made of various parts, such as seals and gadgets, to facilitate a steady flow of the coolant from the radiator to the engine block. Over time, these seals and gadgets will loosen up, wear out, break and crack, allowing the coolant to leak from the system and onto the ground. If you notice a green or red solution on the floor where you parked, be sure to come to The Detroit Garage for a thorough inspection and fix.


Rust and Deposit Buildup on Water Pump

If ignored, the constant leakage can lead to a sludge build-up, scale, and rust on the water pump. This happens when drivers and car owners use the wrong type of coolant or when the pressure cup is damaged, allowing airflow into the system. Ultimately, parts of the pump produce holes or gaps due to corrosion. 


Whining Noise

Is there a whining noise when you step on the gas pedal? The noise could be a warning for a loose accessory belt. If the sound is coming from your engine, you might want to consider leaving your car to an auto expert for an inspection to avoid surprises from faulty water pumps.


It would help if you made an effort to be a conscientious car owner to keep the value of your car. If you require a water pump repair or an inspection, we invite you to contact us or visit our auto repair shop today.

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