1998 LAND ROVER FREELANDER DOES FAN BELT RUN THE WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • badfreelander
  • 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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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 2:01 PM

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  • blackop555
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It most certainly does run the water pump. One of the main uses for the drive belt!

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
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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.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 3:05 PM
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I thought that on 98's they had a straight six?

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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 7:43 PM
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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

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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 9:55 AM
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Easy mistake! We need a better more specific form.

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

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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 7:21 PM

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