bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on? - Honda-Tech


bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
Thread Starter
 
Project_ED8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bay Areaaaaaaaaaaaaa, CA, USA
Posts: 273
Default bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on?

ok well at idle my car is making this low pitch squealing noise...but its loud enough to here from inside the car. i thought it may be a bad alternator belt...i just replaced it and its still there. i see now that i have coolant leaking out from underneath the car...i followed it up to where its coming from and it seems to be coming from my water pump. if the water pump is bad will it make this squealing noise? i read somewhere that a bad timing belt tensioner will it squeal, is this true? ok thanks for the help.
Project_ED8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
 
hw3679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: rochester, ny, us
Posts: 19
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on? (Project_ED8)

Dude, I have the same problem!! Mine is a 99 Honda Accord with 97k miles on it. I thought it was the belt. But my mechanic checked it and it wasn't. He checked vaccum lines and didn't think it was that either. What is it???
hw3679 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 17,226
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on? (EFHondaRue)

Just because you guys replaced the alternator belt does not mean its not the alternator still, take the belt off and turn the engine on and see if the noise goes away. Or go buy a stethoscope and find the problem.
RCautoworks.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
Member
 
spaceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,616
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on? (Project_ED8)

squeling noise could be the water pump shaft bearings and the water pump is designed to leak when its going bad...i would change the water pump
spaceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 05:25 PM   #5
 
hw3679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: rochester, ny, us
Posts: 19
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on? (spaceman)

There's no leakage anywhere though. Are you sure it's still the water pump? The squealing comes and goes. Sometimes I hear it when I keep it at 2500 rpm. Sometimes I hear it when I'm waiting at the drive thru at McDonalds. My mechanic has confirmed it's not the belt. I don't think it's the tensioner. If it's the tensioner, the noise would be constant and won't vary in pitch with rpm.
hw3679 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
TeamRedline89Hatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: HK Garage
Posts: 720
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on?

I know this thread is old as hell.. but it's the only thread I found that described my problem. I just started to hear a little squeal from my motor at idle/very little throttle. My idle surged one time just a little bit also, from ~400-800. I'm about 700 miles away from home with very little tools and hardly any extra money :S I haven't seen any sort of leeking at all, but from what I read, it sounds like my water pump is dying out. Is this something I can replace with some basic tools? I read that you need to remove the crank pully bolt, is this for this bottom bolt hole?



Thanks for any help.
TeamRedline89Hatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 05:19 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
bobbymoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: zirconia, nc, usa
Posts: 11
Default Re: bad water pump? will it make a squealing noise while car is on?

you need to remove the timing belt (search for timing belt replacement)
bobbymoon is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing Belt (squeal?) 1990IntegraLS Tech / Misc 9 12-17-2016 05:30 PM
Help! Water leaking from timing covers 96romaEK Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 16 03-18-2010 09:36 PM
Squealing coming from belts? charmin Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 9 07-25-2008 10:01 PM
Squealing on Startup-Need Help IntegraPir4te Acura Integra 3 11-30-2006 09:23 PM
Squealing noise from starter Honda Bull Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 9 11-26-2004 04:56 PM


Tags
2003, 99, accord, bad, bearings, car, engine, honda, idle, idling, noise, noises, prelude, pump, squeal, squealing, water, waterpump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:35 PM.