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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:16 am
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Default 1994 honda accord lx water pump what does it do?

i have a 1994 honda accord lx. i was wondering what the water pump is for and if it goes bad can i still drive around without it thanks
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:31 am
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the water pump circulates the coolant through the engine so that the heat is moved from the engine block to the radiator where it is given up to the outside air. the circulation of the coolant is what keeps the engine from overheating. if the engine is overheating you shouldn't drive the car as it could cause the engine to seizeif the water pump is 'bad' it won't move the coolant through the engine fast enough and the engine will run hot. That usually doesn't happen. What does happen is that the water pump seals wear out and they leak and the engine won't run for long with all of the coolant leaked out.the bearning in the water pump do get noisy over time and they could get real loud. Typically the worn bearing will cause a seal leak (see above) before the pump seizes.most shops change the water pump when they change the timing belt. On that car I think the timing belt and water pump were to be replaced every 90,000 mileshope that helps
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:46 am
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Honda Guy is right -- the water pump circulates the radiator fluid and ensures your engine operates at the correct temperature. If your water pump goes bad you should NOT drive your car. You can ruin your engine if it overheats. Get it replaced ASAP if it's bad.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:01 am
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Honda Guy has it on the nose, but about driving around without it...one word: DON'T! It will cause the engine to overheat, which will then cause any number of (expensive) problems, possibly requiring the engine's replacement.
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