Signs My Car’s Water Pump Is Dying

If your car’s water pump is dying, your engine is going to overheat all the time. We will talk more about this below. It’s time to concern yourself with the water pump if you are having any of the following problems and if you have over 100,000 miles on the odometer. This is about how long the water pump lasts. There’s no need to worry. We can change the water pump when the old one goes bad.

Corroded Pump

For example, you need to change the water pump as soon as possible if it has corrosion all over the outside of it. This is a sign that the pump has a slow leak that is allowing coolant to puddle around the pump. Consequently, this will rust the water pump housing and cause an even greater coolant leak. This is why we recommend you have the pump switched out at the first sign of corrosion.

Leaking Coolant

Naturally, you may not know that the water pump is corroded if you haven’t looked at it. If this is the case, the corrosion will eat through the pump and cause a coolant leak on your garage floor. You will pull out one morning and see the coolant spots or a puddle of engine coolant. This can cause problems when you drive your automobile because the engine may not be able to operate at a normal temperature.

Poor Circulation

The water pump can also prevent the coolant from circulating through the engine because it is the cooling system part that circulates it. If the water pump has gone bad or died completely, the coolant may remain in the pump rather than being pushed through the engine. This also creates a problem with the engine in that it cannot operate at a normal temperature.


Naturally, these problems are going to make your engine overheat whenever you drive your car, truck, or utility vehicle. It’s important that you avoid driving the engine when it is too hot because you can cause additional and extensive damage. For example, an overheating engine can crack the cylinder block.

Growling Noises

Finally, your water pump may start to growl when it malfunctions. You will hear this noise coming from the engine near the front. The growling can be disconcerting at first because you aren’t certain what is happening. In the case of the water pump, the internal mechanisms are wearing out.

As we mentioned above, there is no need to worry. We can help if your water pump is going bad. Give us a call today.

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