Eden Autopro Tech Question on Your Water PumpFeb 5th, 2017
Eden Autopro Tech Question:
I was driving on the freeway in BC and my vehicle engine started to get hot. I turned off my air conditioner and was able to drive about 80 miles to my meeting and then found a shop in Port Moody. It turns out that my water pump was leaking. It cost me many hundreds of dollars to get it fixed. What could I have done to avoid this?
Eden Autopro Answer:
This guy’s story really did have a happy ending. When you continue driving when your engine’s overheating you risk a catastrophic engine failure. It really is a good idea to pull over and let your vehicle engine cool down before driving again. If you add water or coolant, be sure your engine is cool or you risk serious burns.
Now there’s no way for Port Moody drivers to predict when their water pump will fail, they just wear out. This fellow’s water pump replacement was more expensive because his water pump is driven by his timing belt. It requires a lot of hours to get to the water pump and then put everything back on the engine.
A money saving tip from Eden Autopro in Port Moody: if your water pump is driven by your timing belt, replace the pump when you have your scheduled timing belt replacement. That way most of the work is already done and you don’t have to pay for it twice.
Check with your Eden Autopro service advisor about when your timing belt should be replaced.
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