Phoenix Water Pump Repair
Phoenix is famous for many things, but mainly for our hot weather which in time effects all of our vehicles. One such too common problem is our cars water pump. As many people have discovered without a water pump working it wont be long before your car overheats and eventually stops working. If you’re lucky this will happen before critical damage is done to your engine. If you don’t pull over immediately when you see your vehicles over heating warning light come on your engine could literally explode. Your engine’s water pump is a container made out of aluminum or iron which contains an impeller, a part which looks like a fan, that circulates water and coolant throughout your engine’s cooling system to keep it from overheating. The water pump is located in the engine department, and driven by either the engine’s drive belt or timing belt/chain. If the water pump fails, it will not circulate coolant through your cooling system. Because water is critical to keeping your engine at a safe temperature, without it the metal in the engine will get so hot that you can blow a head casket, throw a rod or warp your cam shaft. All of the previous mentioned issues means a very costly task of rebuilding your engine.
Your car’s engine generates so much heat that it can cause serious damage to itself if it is not properly cooled. The water pump is an important part of your vehicle’s cooling system, which is important for making sure that your engine does not overheat. When your water pump is not functioning properly, the cooling system has no way to send coolant into the engine, and the engine will quickly overheat and suffer severe damage. For this reason, it is extremely important that you do not drive a car with a failing water pump, and get it replaced as soon as possible. If you do have to drive with a malfunctioning water pump, try not to drive for too long, and keep your eye on the temperature gauge to make sure that your engine doesn’t overheat.
Water pumps are a major part of your engine’s cooling system, which is slightly less well known and requires a little less maintenance, but arguably just as important, as regular oil changes. While there have been cars which featured air-cooled engines, including such popular and iconic models as the Volkswagen Beetle, Porsche 911, and Chevrolet Corvair, air-cooled engines have been completely phased out today due, in essence, to efficiency and the amount of more toxic chemicals they emit through their exhaust, air-cooled engines have been all but phased out.
There are a few different ways that a water pump can fail. One way is that the bearings the impeller is mounted on can wear down and start to grind against each other, impeding the movement of the impeller. This means that it will not spin as fast as it should and pump fresh coolant into the engine, so the engine will start to overheat. Another way is that the seals sealing it within the cooling system can wear, and begin to leak, causing coolant levels to drop and the cooling system not to be able to work properly. Either way, water pump failure is a serious issue and should be diagnosed and replaced as soon as possible.
Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle’s water pump need service or are not sure and would like to have your car diagnosed, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.