Re: How to spot a water pump failure- with pics.
Most people report no failure until theyre in the shop for something else- and the dealers tells them its leaking.
Others- will leak for a while- and suddenly fail. Some leak- and are pressure tested and pass- only to fail a while later.
In my case- it was pretty quick.
From one of the pics above its possible it has leaked for a few days.
But it cant be more than a week old. I checked it (visually) last week- yup- I get down and look at that area often.
I drove the vehicle about 100 miles yesterday- and there was no coolant on the driveway. I also smelled nothing.
Today I visited my sister- and strangely- we HEARD the failure. It sounded like bad bearings. Like an alternator going bad(if anyone is familiar with that sound). It lasted for about 30 seconds- went away- and then came back....
At that point I popped the hood- and looked under the car- to see the 2 round signs of coolant- oily looking spots (at 1st I thought- PS pump?).
The noise then went away. I drove home about 2 miles and took the pics above.
The coolant reservoir was at the FULL mark.
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