Why It’s Important To Check Car Water Pumps
The water pump is a critical component of your vehicle’s cooling system. When it fails, coolant may leak, the engine could overheat, or steam may come from the radiator. Water pump failure can lead to complete engine failure.
Car water pumps ensure that coolant is continuously pumped through the engine, maintaining a steady temperature. Timely replacement of car water pumps will ensure that your vehicle stays cool. Replacements can be done alongside other cooling system repairs.
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- What can I do to prevent water pump failure?
First, have your new water pump correctly installed by a good technician. Poor installation is one of the main causes of premature water pump failure. When the water pump is installed, it’s essential that the seals are correctly lubricated, belts are correctly installed, and the right coolant is used.
When replacing a water pump, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the use of sealant, replacing existing seals, and gaskets. A Natrad technician can complete a water pump replacement and give you peace of mind of the Natrad national warranty on your new part.
- Can I repair the engine water pump myself?
Replacing a water pump isn’t a DIY job, it needs to be done by a qualified mechanic. The process involves pressure testing the cooling system, checking for leaks, removing a number of components, and flushing the system before refitting new parts.
If the water pump needs replacing, the timing belt may also be done at the same time.
- How much does an engine water pump repair service cost?
Cost of a water pump replacement varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle, as well as which other parts need replacing at the same time. A Natrad technician can provide a quote to replace your car water pump after completing a free cooling system inspection.
- How do I know if my car water pump is faulty?
A faulty water pump is indicated by steam coming from the radiator, a coolant leak at the front-centre of the car, engine overheating, or high-pitched whining from the motor indicating a loose pulley. If you experience any of these, take your vehicle to a cooling specialist immediately to diagnose and fix the problem.
- Can my car water pump be repaired?
Repairing a faulty water pump can provide a short-term solution in some cases, but to completely fix the problem, a faulty water pump needs to be replaced.
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