When should you replace a water pump?
Accordingly, what are the signs of a bad water pump?
Here are 5 common symptoms of a bad water pump:
- Coolant Leak at the Front-Center of your Car.
- Rust, Deposit Buildup, and Corrosion of the Water Pump.
- Water Pump Pulley is Loose and Making Whining Sounds.
- Engine is Overheating.
- Steam Coming from your Radiator.
Secondly, is it necessary to replace water pump with timing belt? Generally, the idler pulleys, tensioner and water pump should always be replaced when the timing belt is replaced. In most cases, the timing belt drives the water pump, so it is the right time to replace the water pump. It is also recommended by the manufacturer.
Also to know, how long do water pumps usually last?
Can you drive a car with a bad water pump?
Hey there, To answer your first question, yes, it is very possible to drive a car without a water pump. If you plan on keeping your car, then you definitely need to have a new water pump installed, flush out the coolant system, and make sure all the coolant hoses are clean and free of holes.