How To Repair Water Pump
Do you need to learn how to repair a water pump? When it's time to repair your water pump, it is best to do so immediately since a bad water pump could cause many problems within your car. If you don't know how to begin repairing your water pump, start with these steps.
Things you will need:
- Wrench set
- Jack/jack stand
- Gasket/gasket sealer
- New water pump (possibly)
- Remove hoses, coolant bottle, power steering pump and all belts. On most cars, these items will be in you're way of repairing your water pump. Remove all items in your way.
- Jack up car. Since most water pumps are usually located near the bottom of the car, it is best to jack your car up on the right side. Make sure you jack the car up in a proper position. Use a jack stand to hold the car in place. You will be working underneath the car to repair your water pump.
- Remove water pump. Begin detaching the bolts that secure your water pump. There are usually four bolts that hold the water pump in place. Some bolts are easier to remove from under the hood and the lower bolts may have to be removed from underneath the car.
- Inspect water pump. In rare instances, the water pump may not have to be removed at all if the gasket is causing the water pump to not function properly. It is better to replace the hold water pump, but if the gasket is the problem, it is okay to fix the gasket.
- Seal gasket. Seal the gasket on your water pump whether you have a gasket or a water pump problem. Make sure your gasket sealer surrounds the engraved gasket shape. Then, apply your gasket in place. Let it dry for a secure placement.
- Replace water pump. Once the gasket is securely in place, begin bolting the water pump in place. You will need to use the same size bolts as before if you are using new ones. Check to ensure that the water pump is securely in place.
- Replace hoses, coolant bottle, belts, level car and other items. After the water pump has been placed intact, you will begin putting everything else back together as they were before. Make sure everything is put back together securely. Level your car and you should be good to go as usual.