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The engine will overheat quickly and catastrophic damage can occur if you continue to run the engine.

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Q: What happens when the water pump does not transport the water to the engine?
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Can you still drive your car if the water pump is bad?

You can not, and should not drive a car that has a bad water pump. The water pump pumps coolant through the engine. You engine will overheat and die without a functioning water pump.

Why is there water leaking out of the bottom of my 93 madza 626 water pump when I just add water with out the engine running?

the hole it is leaking from is their as a warning your water pump is going out . if you don't change it soon it will be a big leak

Can a bad water pump cause your car to stall?

A bad water pump can cause your car to stall if the bearing has failed or it is causing overheating. A seized bearing will put excessive strain on the engine and stall it out.

What happens to a car engine in freezing temperatures when there's no antifreeze?

If you have water instead of antifreeze in your cooling system, it will freeze! You won't be able to start the car, because the engine is connected to the water pump (which won't be able to move). If you have nothing in your cooling system (no water, no antifreeze, nothing else), then you need your head checked. Your car won't start either.

What does a water pump do on a vehicle?

it circulates the coolant in a loop starting at the pump and continuing through your engine block then to your heater core and finaly to your radiator and back to your water pump. the main purpose being to push cool water from your radiator into the engine where it absorbs excess engine heat and then to get that same hot water back to your radiator where it can cool off again. it also makes a side trip through your heater core which is just a mini radiator that is used to send hot air into the interior of the car when you turn your heat on. if your water pump is bad it will usually leak and when you run out of coolant /water your car will overheat.

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What happens if water pump is not working?

if your water pump fails, engine will overheat. You will have no heat in vehicle.

What happens if your water pump goes out?

There will be no water pumped into your engine to cool it, then you might need a new engine.

What happens if the water in your water pump freezes in your car?

It can break the water pump housing, engine block, radiator. Major damage.

How do you change a water pump 1999 Pontiac transport?

How to change a water pump on a 1997 Pontiac Transport

How do you replace the water pump on a 1998 Pontiac Transport 3.4L?

Remove battery. Remove left engine brace. Remove serpentine belt. Take off water pump pulley. Take off water pump! This was the easiest water pump I ever replaced.

What is the deference between fuel pump and water pump?

Fuel pump is what pumps gas to engine. Water pump is what pump water in engine

On what side of the engine is the water pump on?

The water pump is usually on the front of the engine.

Where is the camshaft position sensor on a 1996 Pontiac transport?

If it is a FWD engine then it is on the front below the water pump on the left behind the pulley

What happens when a water pump goes out on a 1991 Honda Accord?

Engine will overheat. Possibly seizing the pistons and totally wrecking the engine.

What happens when the water pump fails in my dodge 2000 2500 ram truck?

When a water pump fails in a vehicle, the water stops circulating and the engine will not be cooled. Therefore it will get hot and overheat.

Where is the water pump for 3sfe engine?

The water pump for a 3sfe engine is on the back and bottom of the engine. It is on the passenger side of the car.

Does the timing belt go out when the water pump goes out?

Usually it does not, but if the water pump is leaking some fluid can be on the water pump pulley which might cause the timing belt to slip.If it happens you are facing a very serious engine repair in couple thousand dollars. Also a bad water pump can cause overheating which can damage the engine too.

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