Water pump

  • The water pump is typically located at the front of the engine, right behind the fan belt. It is usually connected to the crankcase and the radiator.
  • The water pump is a metal cylinder with a shaft that goes through the center, surrounded by a housing and impeller. The impeller is attached to the engine’s crankshaft and spins around as the engine runs.
  • A water pump is a vital part of a cooling system. Its primary purpose is to continually circulate coolant from the radiator to the vehicle’s engine block to prevent overheating.
  • The water pump moves coolant or water through the engine, radiator, and hoses. It is driven by a belt or a chain that is connected to the engine’s crankshaft or accessory drive.
  • It ensures the coolant keeps moving through the engine block, cylinder head, hoses, and radiator, and maintains an optimum operating temperature