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Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump in Your Car

Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump in Your Car

The water pump is an important part of your car's cooling system. The water pump draws coolant from the radiator and pumps the coolant through the engine. The coolant draws away the heat from the engine parts to keep them cool as it circulates through your car's engine. When the coolant returns to the radiator, the outside air and the radiator fan reduce the temperature of the coolant before the coolant moves through the engine again. Below are the signs that your water pump is failing: Coolant Leaks Coolant leakage from the water pump is a common and clear sign that it is time to replace the water pump. Since the coolant is stored in the water pump with multiple gaskets and seals, radiator fluid leakage will mean that the parts have worn out, loosened, or cracked. Coolant comes in various colors, such as red, green, and orange. Overheating A dead or dying water pump does not have the power to circulate coolant through the engine of your car. As a result, your engine will ... read more

Why Is My Engine Making Weird Noises?

Why Is My Engine Making Weird Noises?

Hearing a strange noise coming from your vehicle is almost never a good sign, mainly if it is happening under the hood of your car. You might be concerned, which is good, as long as you never brush it off. The problem can be as simple as a loose component, or it could hint at something much more severe. If the noise comes from the engine, it can mean different things. Here are some of the most common types of noises that your engine may make and what they imply:  Clicking Noise A clicking noise that emits when you rev the engine is usually a symptom of low oil pressure, excessive valve wear, or worn or damaged engine components. It's best to have your engine and oil checked out and pinpointed by an auto technician. Pings or Knocks When Accelerating A pinging or knocking sound that is heard during acceleration can be caused by various things, including ignition timing issues, eng ... read more

What Can Cause Blue Exhaust Smoke?

What Can Cause Blue Exhaust Smoke?

Some exhaust smoke can be harmless, while others can signal trouble for your vehicle. If your car, truck, or RV is blowing out abnormally colored smoke, like blue, then you should have a professional check it out. Usually, blue exhaust smoke can be accompanied by other troubling symptoms. Your diesel truck might have trouble starting up or take longer to crank. So what does it all mean? What Does Blue Smoke Indicate? Blue smoke means engine oil has mixed in with your gas in the combustion process, and the motor oil is being burned and sent out your exhaust pipe with the rest of the engine's byproducts. This not only means that your motor is running inefficiently, but it means that you have an oil leak that needs to be diagnosed and patched up. You should get an inspection before damages start to spread. 4 Instances That Can Cause Blue Exhaust Smoke Oil Mixing with Fuel - Dry and cracked valve seals are no longer sufficient to keep your vehicle's fluids separated. As a resu ... read more

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