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Our expert insights into water pump replacement

What does a water pump do?

Your car’s water pump is located in the engine bay and is usually powered from the engine drive belt. It is responsible for circulating the engine coolant around the cooling system.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning water pump

If there are patches or puddles of fluid on the floor beneath your engine, it could be a leaking water pump. It is imperative that your water pump operates correctly, as failure to pump coolant through your engine can cause engine overheating.

What happens when we replace your water pump?

Our fully qualified mechanics will inspect the water pump and cooling system, including a possible pressure test to detect any leaks, and your water pump will be replaced wherever required.

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Hey Fixter, how often should a water pump need replacing?

Water pumps are often replaced before they fail and it is recommended that a water pump be replaced between 60k and 90k miles of operation.

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Want to learn more about water pump replacement in York?

York

York, situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, is a historic city known for its rich heritage and charming atmosphere. With a population of approximately 200,000, it stands as one of the most populous cities in the region.

When it comes to car ownership in York, we have gathered insightful data without specifying the year range. The Ford Fiesta takes the lead as the most popular car among York residents, showcasing its enduring appeal. Following closely behind are the Volkswagen Golf, Mercedes A-Class, Nissan Qashqai, and the Kia Sportage.

In addition to these popular choices, it is important to note that York's diverse landscape and varying weather conditions contribute to a higher demand for SUVs and 4x4 vehicles. The city's picturesque countryside and occasional challenging terrains make these sturdy and versatile cars a preferred choice for many York residents.

Vehicle numbers in York

York boasts a significant number of licensed vehicles, with an estimated 150,000 cars registered in the city. This substantial figure reflects the city's reliance on private transportation and the need for reliable car maintenance services to keep these vehicles running smoothly.

Postcodes and suburbs in York

York is divided into several postcodes and suburbs, each with its own distinct character. Notable areas include YO1 (City Centre, Micklegate, and Bishophill), YO10 (Heslington, Fulford, and Osbaldwick), YO23 (Acomb, Dringhouses, and Woodthorpe), and YO31 (Heworth, Tang Hall, and Layerthorpe). These diverse neighborhoods contribute to the vibrant automotive landscape of York.

As a car maintenance platform dedicated to serving the needs of York residents, we understand the importance of providing exceptional services to ensure their beloved vehicles remain in optimal condition. Whether it's regular maintenance, MOT testing, or repairs, our platform connects car owners with trusted professionals who possess a deep understanding of York's unique automotive requirements.

What does a water pump do?

Your car’s water pump is responsible for circulating the engine coolant around the cooling system. It is located in the engine bay and is usually powered from the engine drive belt.

How often should a water pump need replacing?

Due to the importance of their operation, water pumps are often replaced before they fail. It is recommended that a water pump be replaced between 60k and 90k miles of operation. It is also advisable that the timing belt, idler pulleys, and tensioner be replaced at the same time.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

An obviously leaking water pump will fail an MOT. A very slight drip or suspected leak may cause an advisory measure, which given the impact a leaking water pump can have on the engine, it should be checked and replaced straight away.

What happens when we replace your water pump?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect the water pump and cooling system, including a possible pressure test to detect any leaks.

  • Wherever required your water pump will be replaced and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

  • You will also be advised of any other affected parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.

  • Once the faulty water pump has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure its correct operation and make any adjustments required for trouble-free performance.

What causes a water pump to stop working correctly?

A water pump and its components can wear out over time. This may result in leaking or a reduced pumping capacity. It is imperative that your water pump operates correctly, as failure to pump coolant through your engine can cause engine overheating and irreparable damage to your engine.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning water pump

Fluid underneath the engine

If there are patches or puddles of fluid on the floor beneath your engine, it could be a leaking water pump.

Fluid in the engine bay

If you spot fluid leaking around the water pump in the engine bay, then your water pump may be damaged.

The car won’t start

If your car doesn’t start, it could be due to failed water pump operation.

The engine temperature is high

If the temperature gauge reads higher than normal or your engine is overheating, it could be caused by a malfunctioning water pump.

The engine temperature warning light is illuminated

Any dashboard warning light is an indicator that a sensor has detected an incorrect operation. An engine temperature warning could be related to your water pump.

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