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Performing work on the cooling system can be laborious; however, auto technicians must ensure the entire repair or replacement is completed fully. After replacing a thermostat, the technician should ensure all air pockets are removed from the cooling system. Read More
Knowing the correct sizes of the nuts and bolts needed to attach the water pump can mean the difference between a 30-minute and a four-hour project. In some cases, customers may have brought in a vehicle missing some of these pieces, so you will not have the previous parts for comparison purposes. Read More
Before installing a new water pump, ensure that the pump does not have any manufacturing defects.
When a vehicle owner arrives reporting a problem with the engine overheating, the immediate assumption is a problem with the water pump. However, a problem within the cooling system should be identified using a specific sequence, beginning with the parts most accessible and easiest to check.
There are two general classes of water pumps: electric powered and belt powered. Electric water pumps utilize the vehicle's electrical current to drive the water pump motor.
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