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Water Pump Common Faults and Repairs

What is it?

The purpose of a car water pump is to push coolant through the car’s engine block, radiator and hoses to get the engine heat away from the system.

Where is it located?

The water pump in located in the engine compartment.

Indicators of faults:

Low coolant light.
Failing air conditioning.
Thermostat warning light.
Leaks.
Grinding noise.

Common faults:

Water pump seal failure.
Water pump failure.

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