Signs You Need Oxford Automotive to Install a New Water Pump

Stop by Oxford Automotive if you believe that your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s water pump is going bad. If the automobile is seven to 10 years old, the water pump has likely reached the end of its lifespan. This usually means that you have anywhere from 100,000 miles to 150,000 miles on the odometer. The following problems are signs that your water pump needs to be replaced.

Icky Water Pump

An icky water pump covered in corrosion has a slow leak and needs to be replaced. The coolant is seeping out of the pump and settling against it. Once settled, the coolant will start to eat through the pump’s metal housing. As it continues to feast off the metal, the leak will get worse and worse. It’s better to replace the water pump if it has corrosion on it than to wait for…

Leaking Coolant

Once the pump has a hole in it, it will leak engine coolant onto the garage floor. This will reduce the level of coolant in the engine and make it difficult to prevent the engine from overheating. You don’t want to drive your automobile when it is leaking coolant, so make sure to replace the leaking water pump right away. Failure to do so is going to overheat your engine.

Poor Circulation

Your water pump may need to be replaced even if it isn’t leaking. If the water pump has gotten too old and is no longer able to circulate the coolant through the engine, it needs to be replaced with a new one. Naturally, poor coolant circulation is going to raise the engine’s temperature above 220 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the maximum temperature at which the engine should operate.

Growling Sounds

The water pump may also give you an audible indication that it is wearing down and needs to be replaced. If you hear growling sounds coming from the front of your engine, it could be the water pump making the noise. Again, you want to replace the water pump as soon as possible to avoid the final problem on our list.

Constant Overheating

This problem is your engine overheating every time you drive your automobile. This is not only dangerous but also damaging to the engine. In fact, if the engine gets hot enough, you could end up cracking the engine block.

Oxford Automotive in Oxford, PA, is here to help, so call us today to set up a service visit for a water pump replacement.

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