Mechanics

HOW DO I TELL IF THE WATER PUMP IS LOCKED UP OR IF IT IS THE WATER PUMP PULLEY?

1999 Mercury Cougar • 250,000 miles

The pulley doesn't turn but I know the timing chain is fine because the car runs. I tried to replace the belt and idler pulley before I realized the water pump pulley is not turning and that is the cause of my belt burning up.
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Adameproud46
August 3, 2012.



The pulley is bolted to the pump, so yes, the pump is locked up.

Roy