Most water pumps have a small vent hole on the bottom side of the pump. Inspect with a flashlight and check for staining (rust or color changes left behind after water runs away from the vent) related directly with that vent hole. Also check for play (side to side) in the input shaft (belt pulley or fan pulley Either of these conditions is an indication of a failed or failing water pump.
Check under car for water leaks. Check the pump make sure the seal is tight,listen to the pump while the car is running and see if you hear any noise from the pump. This could be a sign of broken blazes.Finially pull off the upper hose to the water pump start the engine and see if the pump is working. If it is, check the thermostat it may not be opening to let the water pass through.
you need a new water pump seal. also check to see if the shaft is worn might need to replace that too you need a new water pump
Check coolant leaks with a visual inspection. Clean the engine, then see where the coolant reappears. Look under the water pump. Check engine oil to see if coolant is leaking into the oil.
Typically the water pump will make noise or show residue from leaks from the water pump bracket. You could also use a special tool that puts about 10-14psi of pressure on the cooling system and raise the car and see if it leaks from the water pump.
if you can not see a leak!! check water pump,or intake gaskets,or a bad head gasket, GOOD-LUCK!!
The water pipe from the pump to the ice maker is quite thin; check it to see that it is not plugged. Check to see that there is water also at the inlet to the water pump. If there is not, check that the pipe leading to the water pump is not plugged.
The easiest way to see if your pump is leaking is to fill the rad with coolant start the car and physically watch the pump to see if it leaks.
Look at it to see if there are leaks coming from it, and check it to see if it pumps fluid.
No, it is not. But the cost of labor is so high that is a good idea to do it as well. There are times when you need to do it though. Check how close you are to next timing belt change. See if water pump has any leaks. Check condition of the timing belt.
first check to see if you are leaking coolant from anywhere see if your fans are working. then check the thermostat. then check your water pump most likely it will be the water pump because the stupid ford designers made the impellers in the pump plastic
Your pump is not pumping the water. check your fuses to see if you have a blown fuse. Your may have to replace the pump if all the fuses are good. -Also,check the routing lines from the reservoir to the pump and to the sprayers to see that they are in working order.
Alot of things. Check coolant levels. Check to see if you have any leaks. Check to see if radiator cooling fan(s) are working. Check oil level. Could be blown head gasket. Water pump could be going out. Cooling fan not working. Really need more info to help.