When Should You Replace the Water Pump in Land Rover
- August 22, 2018
- Land Rover Repair
- Posted by Frank Dischinger
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The Land Rover is known for the ability to make it seem like a smooth ride even while doing some off road driving. Whether you are driving a Land Rover through the city or through the country, you can expect to have the same comfortable ride. This is what you will get when you are in a Land Rover. It has the ability to keep you and your family comfortable no matter what the terrain is.
Once you have driven your Land Rover for a period of time, you can expect that there will be parts that will need to be repaired or replaced. One of these parts is the water pump. The water pump is the main part of the cooling system that has the job of keeping your Land Rover cool. The water pump is also how the engine will get the coolant and the water it needs to run the way it needs to and stop it from overheating. The below symptoms and signs will tell you when you should replace the water pump in your Land Rover.
Coolant Leaking Near the Timing Belt
The water pump is tucked under the hood of the Land Rover, nicely fitting in under the timing belt. Because of this placement, if the water pump is leaking coolant then you will see the evidence on the timing belt. You will also be able to see the leak under the front and center of the Land Rover. In regards to the coolant on the timing belt, it could lead to additional problems. The timing belt could get loose and slick and then end up snapping. This would then lead to other pieces in the engine being damaged. The point here is that if you notice the water pump is leaking coolant, you should take your Land Rover in to a service technician immediately so other problems are not created.
Water Pump Noises
One indicator that will point to a failing water pump is a high-pitched whining sound. You will hear this loud sound coming from the front of the motor of your Land Rover. The high-pitched sound will let you know that a water pump pulley has come loose. The sound could also mean that the bearings inside that make the water pump work, are beginning to fail and wear out. If you were to continue to drive your Land Rover with the bearings worn out, the pieces will eventually fall inside the water pump. Once this happens, the pump can no longer be repaired. You would have to have the entire water pump replaced. If you hear a high-pitched sound coming from the front of your Land Rover then you will want to take it in for servicing as soon as possible to help prevent these snowballing problems.
Steam Coming from the Radiator
The last sign that you should replace the water pump in your Land Rover is if you see steam coming from the radiator. The steam will rise from your Land Rover as you are driving or as you are coming to a stop. If the radiator is steaming then that means that it is not getting the water it needs to function. The steam will let you know that the water pump is not functioning as it should. The water pump is needed to not only keep the radiator cool, but also the engine itself. As you can see, the water pump is responsible for many things in your Land Rover and you want to keep it working correctly for as long as you can.
Replacing the Water Pump
Once you have noticed one or more of these signs, you know it is time to take your Land Rover in for servicing. At Glenwood Foreign Car, we will do a thorough inspection of your Land Rover to properly identify the problems with the water pump. We will then ensure that you have an appropriate quote of cost that will not break the bank.
We want to work with you so that you are pleased not only with the price, but with the way we are able to care for your Land Rover just as you would. We are easily accessible from the areas of Upper Makefield Township, Yardley, Newtown, and Morrisville, PA, so you are able to quickly reach one of our trained technicians, who can look at the water pump and determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.
* Land Rover Discovery 4 image credit goes to: teddyleung.