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

  • Tiny
  • adameproud46
  • 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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Friday, August 3rd, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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The pulley is bolted to the pump, so yes, the pump is locked up.

Roy

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Friday, August 3rd, 2012 AT 11:20 PM

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