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Old 09-26-2005, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to check if water pump is working.

Does anyone know how to check if your water pump is working? I have a prelude and I haven't gotten a clue if I need a new water pump or not.
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your car runs normally and doesn't overheat your water pump is in working order. If you have over 100k miles on your pump I'd suggest you change it to be safe.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Take the radiator cap off. Start the car let it warm up so the thermostat opens up once it does you should be able to see the coolant circulating in there. If it's not then either the thermo is bad or the water pump is bad.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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only change the pump if it is already leaking. the pump shows signs of wear in it starts to leak a bit. and if you don't overheat your ok, the pump works fine.
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another way to check is get the engine warmed up to operation temp. Then pop the hood and grab the upper radiator hose...pinch it shut..if you can feel pressure like it wanting to expand then the water pump is working. If you change Water Pump be sure and change your Timing Belt,Cam seals and front main seal as well. No reason in tearing it all apart and not do that. Doesn't make sense.
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if ur timing isnt fucked up and ur not overheating
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How does it affect timing? My car has been pinging under some high load situations and it has also been over heating. Could this be caused by my water pump?
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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