FEOA Forums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What would they be?

Just curious. I don't think mine is failing..... yet.... but I thought I heard weird noises from around that area that sounds like a "hiss" for lack of a better term.


THanks guys!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
6,057 Posts
take off the timing belt and try to rotate the water pump pulley. my last water pump snapped the timing belt and when i put on the new belt, the water pump was leakin coolant everywhere.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
In most cases the seals go, allowing water into the bearing which then gets bad and noisy, allowing the shaft to wobble. Then the leaks start around the shaft.
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,547 Posts
In terms of whether you can tell if a water pump is going to fail in the next 500 or 1500 miles - at the most inconvient place; I dont know of any way to tell.

I always replace them when I replace the timing belt. along with the coolant hoses. On each of the LX Escorts I have, I replaced the timing belt when I bought the car; because the prior owners didnt know if/when it had been done.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
I had a Mazda 626 that bearing had failed and the impeller ate through the housing! It sounded like a bad wheel bearing, for lack of a better term. Although the bearing failed somewhere around Nashville and it made it to Chicago and then to Atlanta before the pump started leaking coolant.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
15,186 Posts
Usually the timing belt goes first and if you are smart you always replace the timing belt tensioner and the water pump at the sale time. In other words, if you think there is a problem in that area, it could be the timing belt tensioner.

Sometimes water pumps leak before they go bad as well.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
thanks guys.

I don't think I am going to remove the belt right now. I will just watch things and go from there.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top