The water pump gasket is the working seal between the water pump and the engine.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Coolant leak
- Engine overheating
Related Repair Advice
- If the water pump gasket is leaking, the water pump should be replaced along with the leaking gasket
- When replacing the water pump or gasket, the drive belts may need to be removed. The belts should be replaced if they show signs of wear.
- The entire cooling system—including all of the coolant hoses and fittings, radiator, coolant fan(s), and fan clutch (if equipped)—should be inspected when replacing the water pump or gasket
- To help prevent future issues, we recommend replacing the thermostat when the cooling system has been opened for repairs (e.g. water pump or radiator replacement) or during a system flush