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Water Pump Replacement Service
Your vehicle’s water pump is pivotal to its successful operation, ensuring the coolant keeps moving through the engine block, hoses, and radiator. If your water pump fails, then your vehicle will overheat. This can lead to engine failure, extensive damage, and costly repairs.
If your water pump is in need of service, it’s best not to wait. Drivers in the Sioux Falls area should schedule service with their local Vern Eide Motorcars when they notice a problem.
Signs of a Faulty Water Pump
- Coolant leak at the front-center of your car — The water pump is comprised of multiple seals and gaskets that keep your coolant properly contained and flowing. Over time, these gaskets and seals will begin to wear out, dry up, crack or break entirely. When this happens, coolant will start to leak from the water pump.
- Water pump pulley is loose and making whining sounds — You may start to hear a high pitched sound coming from your vehicle’s motor. This is typically caused by a loose belt. The loose belt is commonly a result of a pulley has become loose or the bearings that operate the water pump assembly wearing out. If these bearings fail inside the water pump, it means the unit cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced entirely. If you notice a whining sound from your engine, you should contact Vern Eide to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.
- Engine overheating — When the water pump fails completely, it will not be able to circulate coolant through the engine block. This results in an overheating and if not repaired or replaced quickly, can cause additional engine damage like cracked cylinder heads, pushed head gaskets, or burnt pistons.
- Steam coming from your radiator — If you notice steam is coming from the front of your motor as you drive or come to a stop, it is an instant sign of an overheated engine. Which is often caused by a damaged water pump.
Vern Eide Motorcars offers water pump repair service at each of our locations in the Sioux Falls region. We regularly service all make and model vehicles. Our team of expert auto technicians will always use the very best parts and fluids to restore your car, van, truck, or SUV to exact factory specifications. If you require water pump service, schedule an appointment online or call your local Vern Eide service center today.
We look forward to earning your business!