I have newer timing belt, radiator and serpentine belt all done with in the past 12 months and the squealing which I thought was a loose/worn belt at first, but tension and pulleys are good. Someone told me that it could of been a possible symptom of the water pump bearings starting to go. Not sure what else to check that I maybe overlooked and appreciate any suggestions. Also how would I get the water pump off? It is behind the fan shroud and also is that where the thermostat is at? I am going to also make sure there is not any air pockets, but I doubt since I never had this steaming issue until yesterday.I do the majority of the work myself and I just bought the water pump and gasket and thermostat since if I have to pull any of it off, might as well replace these items, though when I did the timing belt last year,
I replaced the thermostat which is a lot cheaper than water pump and the water pump was fine and still could be for all I know-no leaking water anywhere under car or settle on the area where it is in car, so I hope you have a idea what I should do or check next since I really can't afford to take the car in to be fix for every problem and I normally ask online and read forums for information and troubleshooting tips since I have no car guys(father, brother or boyfriend and I'm not being sexist)in my life that work on cars even as a hobby. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 11:50 PM