Engine Cooling problem
1999 Chevy Tahoe 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 185000 miles
I have a 99 Chev Tahoe, and I noticed my water pump was going out, leaking from under neath everytime I put water in it. I was working on trying to get it replaced when all of a sudden I went to sart my truck and It does not even turn over- I have power, I tried to jump it, nothing just turn the key and silence. I drove it home from work, parked it, did not over heat or anything. I went to go get in to it and start it and It is completly dead. If my water pump finally went out, will it not allow me to even start my truck until I replace it? Or is there soemthing else going on? PLEASE HELP!
The faulty water pump will not prevent the engine from cranking. As long as you kept your coolant level up and prevented overheating then I wouldn't suspect that this is related to the water pump issue.
I suggest cleaning the battery posts and the cables thoroughly and applying a light coat of grease to posts. Reattach and tighten securely. Also check the connections at the starter and the ground strap to see if they are tight and free of corrosion.