what makes the water pump belt brake on 1997 Cadillac DeVille

if the water pump belt brakes do you need a water pump

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we usually replace the pump, tensioner, belt and the plastic cam gear.

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No it could be any thing that is driven from that drive belt, With the engine off spin the water pump, idler pulley etc to see what is frozen and causing the belt to break.