Mechanics

DOES FAN BELT RUN THE WATER PUMP

1998 Land Rover Freelander

Engine Cooling problem
1998 Land Rover Freelander 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 124000 miles

please could you tell me if fan belt runs the waterpump, I know it runs the steering and brakes, just bought freelander and on the way home the fan belt snapped, temp gauge was a bit lower than before it snapped but water started to bubble out of radiator after 2 miles, any advice would be great
thanks in advance
jim
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Badfreelander
March 3, 2009.



It most certainly does run the water pump. One of the main uses for the drive belt!

Blackop555
Mar 3, 2009.
On the v6 Freelander, the fan, or accessory drive belt does not run the water pump. The water pump is ran off of the timing belt.

Tiny
ROVERTECHGOLD
Mar 19, 2009.
I thought that on 98's they had a straight six?

Blackop555
Mar 19, 2009.
DIDN'T SEE THE YEAR. I AM STILL NOT USED TO SEEING NON NORTH AMERICA STUFF IN HERE. I WAS THINKING OF THE V6. SORRY

Tiny
ROVERTECHGOLD
Mar 20, 2009.
Easy mistake! We need a better more specific form.

But you are correct with the pump drive. I was wrong on my part.

Blackop555
Mar 20, 2009.