Beware! A leaking water pump will only get worse!
It first starts with a puddle under your car. You know something is leaking but what? If you see anti-freeze green or orange, it’s wise to get it checked out as soon as possible. It could be a ticking time bomb causing further damage and leaving you stranded on the side of the road.
The leak will only get worse and eventually the coolant will find its way into the bearings of the water pump. If this happens there is a possibility the water pump will lock up or even worst, break apart and cause further damage.
This happened to me on a trip to FL. Unknown to me, the water pump was leaking. As I was driving up I95 when the water pump seized and shattered. The fan flew into the radiator, damaging it, and ripped apart the belts. If I had found that leak and replaced the water pump, my repair costs would have been $1,000’s cheaper.
At Wise Auto Clinic Schaumburg, we visually inspect your engine even during a simple oil change. If we see something unsafe, we’ll show you the problem and give you a honest repair quote
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