What Are Some Symptoms of Water Pump Damage?

Your vehicle's internal system is made up of so many components that are constantly in motion. The process that all these parts go through can endure an incredible amount of friction and heat. One of these pieces is the water pump, which plays an essential function in your vehicle's cooling system by transferring coolant from the radiator and supplying it throughout the engine system to keep everything at a stable temperature. You can find your water pump under your hood.


When you have a malfunctioning water pump, your engine will be at risk of overheating. An overheating engine can spread damage to the cylinder heads, gaskets, and pistons. If the damage to the water pump goes unnoticed, it could lead to a catastrophic breakdown. Be on the watch for the common indications of a faulty water pump: 


Coolant Leak

Your car's water pump is responsible for regulating the constant flow of coolant from the radiator to the engine block. Wear and tear on these parts will cause its seals and gadgets to loosen up, wear out, or crack. In the event that this happens, it will produce a leak within the system, which you will most likely see trickle onto the ground. Coolant is usually green or red, so if you see this colored puddle on the floor where you parked, be sure to come to European Auto Motors for an inspection.


Rust and Deposit Buildup

If you ignore the constant leakage, it can lead to rusting in the water pump. Most of the time, rust is created when you use the wrong coolant or when the pressure cup is degraded, allowing air to flow into the system. 


Whining Sounds

You may hear an audible whining sound emanating from your engine compartment while driving if you have a broken water pump. Sometimes it may just be a loose belt or pulley. However, it could also mean the bearings inside the water pump are worn out. Again, it's best to investigate this before it leads to extensive damage.


Preserving your car should be one of your priorities, especially if you want to resell or trade it in the future. If you need a water pump repair, don't hesitate to get in touch with us or visit European Auto Motors today.