Water Pump

Your car’s water pump is the heart of your car’s cooling system. It needs to continuously circulate engine coolant from the radiator to the engine and then back again. If your car’s water pump fails your car will run hot, overheat and cease to function. The water pump is operated by your car’s engine. Using either a belt and pulley or a gear or chain the power is transferred to a shaft on which there is an impeller (or small propeller). The impeller circulates coolant while spinning on a bearing. The bearing is the part of the water pump that typically fails first.

Fortunately a water pump that needs repair, replacement or needs to be rebuilt will offer a few warning signs. Initially your water pump may leak coolant. It might also make a noise as the bearing wears down. So keep a look out for coolant leaks from the water pump itself or the surrounding engine area, and listen for any unusual sounds coming from your engine.  These signs could indicate a problem.

Since your coolant system is co-dependent on a multitude of working parts it may be suggested that water pump work is done the same time as other cooling system repair to save you both time and money. Saving you time and money is what Santa Fe Garage Auto Service all about. For expert water pump care…"Don’t Worry . . .call your friends of Santa Fe Garage!"

How Your Car Works

Water pumps, the water pump continuously circulates engine coolant through the cooling system—from the radiator to the engine and then back again. If the water pump fails the vehicle will run hot and possibly suffer serious damage from engine overheating.
The water pump takes its power from the engine. Some operate through a belt and pulley and others via a gear or chain. This power is transferred to a shaft on which there is an impeller. The impeller spins and circulates coolant in much the same way a propeller works on a boat or airplane to move water or air. The shaft and impeller spin on a sealed bearing, and this bearing is the part of a water pump that usually wears out.