San Antonio Euro Auto Repair

Goose Automotive - Colorado St
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(210) 520-0608
Goose Automotive 2 - Bandera Rd
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(210) 432-4000

What is a water pump replacement?

Close-up of hands holding an interior water pump for vehicles

The water pump system in an automobile is essential for keeping the car cool and preventing it from heat damage. The internal engines work to keep the car moving. They produce heat and when damaged and left unmanaged, they can cause many issues for the car. To prevent this from happening a water pump replacement is needed.

While a car is running, stationary or not, the radiator system pumps coolant throughout the car to keep it cool. This cycle can sometimes stop working and cause overheating. To prevent this, look out for the following signs:

An overheated engine: signs of an overheated engine is the first warning that the water pump may need replacing or fixing. This issue is indicated on the car's dashboard.

Steam: steam coming from the car, typically the radiator, is an indication of overheating. If the water pump stops working this means cool air cannot circulate throughout the car to cool it down. In which case, a replacement is needed immediately.

Noise from the accessory belt: any sound coming from the accessory shows signs that the water pump is wearing down. This should be seen as soon as possible to prevent radiator steam and further damage.

Bright green or orange liquid: liquid leaking from the car, green or orange, signals that coolant is leaking from the water pump. This typically indicates a seal has worn or broken.

Any signs of a water pump issue need to be fixed immediately to prevent the car from overheating and sometimes, stopping from working. A water pump replacement is quite a large job and should not be done yourself. To ensure it is fixed properly, it is advised to see a mechanic.

Before driving away from your fixed water pump, always ensure the seal is in perfect condition. The seal is often the first port of issue and needs to be in the best condition to prevent more issues.

When you see any of the above signs happening to your car, get it seen before continuing to drive. The sooner you get a water pump replacement when broken or damaged the better. It will not only save your car but it will save you money by stopping further issues.

If you are seeking a water pump replacement, please bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!

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