Thank you for your response. The engine light never lit up on my car or the sensor for it being overheated. What I noticed to take my car in for service was that it was leaking a lot of fluid. I originally thought it was a problem with a compression hose. No sensor lights came on for any of this. It was after taking it for service that I was told the water pump had failed. Is the engine overheating a given despite no sensor lights being lit? If yes, I will request a leak down test as you recommended.
A second question is that I was told the water pump in my car is in a difficult place to service. Could there be a mistake in assuming it is the water pump and it really is only a hose? My husband told me prior to driving it in for service, he poured water into the radiator while the engine was off, and the water leaked out immediately. Is it still possible it is a hose issue rather than the water pump? Is there any type of test that helps decide between the two issues?
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 AT 2:15 AM