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What are the signs of a water pump going bad on 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?


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2009-11-16 17:02:07
2009-11-16 17:02:07

Well, my car is a 97 Pontiac Sunfire, but I've heard it's about the same. Right now, I have to replace the water pump in MY car. My first indication was it continually was losing coolant and the light indicating low coolant levels kept popping on, no matter how much I added. I took it in and had it tested, and they told me it was the water pump.

Usually a water pump on any car will start screaming just before the bearings give out totally. Used to be that you could regularly lubricate a water pump through a little lubricant hole, but I doubt you can do that on modern ones.


Another way of telling is if the weep hole on the water pump is leaking fluid.

look at peep ho;e pn water [ump.if theres a discharge, replace it, seal weht bad


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Is located in side right under manifold

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