A poor water pump can be a trigger for concern to many automobile owners and so in today's article, we are going to look at the indicators of a bad water pump. I have a 2006 4Runner with the 2UZ-FE engine and it really is getting ready to roll more than 200,000 miles. At 100K miles, I took it to the dealer (I know, do not shoot me) and they charged me a tidy $1,400 to modify the timing belt and water pump. For 170 bucks and a day's worth of my (or your) time, this kit will save a lot of money.
A worn or damaged water pump may leak, creating a puddle of coolant beneath your automobile. This is normally due to gaskets or seals in your water pump cracking. If you notice a puddle forming near the front of your vehicle, it is probably to be a coolant leak caused by a faulty water pump or an additional component in your vehicle's cooling program. If your engine has antifreeze in the coolant system a coolant leak from the water pump can be a bright colored puddle on the ground underneath your engine. Colors are generally vibrant green, yellow, red, blue and other.