• Make sure you know that the pump is actually your problem.
  • Obtain a new pump. Determine what type of pump you need.
  • Turn off the power to your pump at the main circuit breaker.
  • Turn on a hose or faucet to release all the pressure from holding tanks or pressure tanks by letting the water drain out.
  • What do I need to change a water pump?

    How do you fix a bad water pump?

  • Flush cooling system if necessary.
  • Drain coolant.
  • Remove engine belts.
  • Remove other components to gain access to water pump bolts.
  • Remove the water pump.
  • Replace gasket or o-ring and install new pump.
  • How can I tell if I need a new water pump?

  • Leaking Coolant. A coolant leak coming from the front and center is probably coming from the water pump.
  • Rust and Corrosion. Age doesn't work in the water pump's favor, either, when it comes to rust and corrosion.
  • Whining Noises.
  • Overheating Engine.
  • Radiator Steam.
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