2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Q&A
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Question: How can I tell if the water pump is bad?
If I sit and idle the car will overheat but when I drive it comes back down to the correct temperature. I can also hear a repetitive clack sound (about a clack a second). I was told it didn't sound like engine noise. Is it possible that the water pump is making this sound. I see no coolant leaking from it or any wobbling. I can't figure where the clack sound is coming from. Please help! - jamela.ward
squeeze the radiator hose upper and lower while the car is running, "be careful it my be hot and close to moving parts" you do not want to get burned or loose a finger or hand. if the hose dose not have pressure pushing back its bad, leaking coolant around the pump a squeaky sound that changes with the rpm's of the motor. - mechanics R mobile.com
It will either make the belt screach,or you might have a slow leak through the small pin hole in the bottom of the water pump that will drain your water making you over heat. - TimGoodreau
Sounds more like electric engine cooling fan may not be working. Movement of the car will cool radiator but when at stops it has a cooling fan that should come on when tempuature reaches a set temp. Approx 210f - milesauto