Can broken water pump make the car not start

Asked by Jun 16, 2015 at 05:55 AM about the 2001 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Started with leak

3 Answers

97,765

In most cases the answer would be no, it sounds like you have more issues why the car will not start.

17,800

Joemom is correct the only way the water pump can make a vehicle not start is the bearings are seized on pump causing belt to stop working but most of the time the belt will break first.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

If water pump was leaking for long time, the timing belt may have been damaged and if so, yes the car won't start. If timing is off far enough the pistons will destroy the valves.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why is my car overheating? 12 answers

    I have a 95 escort and I have replaced the radiator, idle air control valve, water pump, idle speed sensor, terminals, and it still overheats and the water boils in to the reservoir. What it poss...

    1995 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • turns over got spark got fule wont start 20 answers

    was driving to work one morning it died but restarted. Car behaved fine when running but died several times then wouldn't restart. Replaced fuel pump. Has spark at distributor.

    1998 Ford Escort

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 98 ford escort it wont start and makes a clanking noise when it trys to turn over 1 answer

    it was running fine. I went out to go to store and it would not start, it would try to start but it was making a very loud noise sounds like it is coming from under neath the car

    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What makes a 1994 ford escort shut off while running and will not start? 12 answers

    The car shut off while running and will not start

    1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • blown head gasket and water pump out 1 answer

    I have 2001 cord Taurus and the water pump went out and oil is in the over fill for the radiator and oil came out of the engine. The car died but then started up and was able to drive and then later...

    2001 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 359 nationwide Escort listings starting at $1,430.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,110
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
564 Great Deals out of 55,841 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Escape
1,061 Great Deals out of 93,251 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
507 Great Deals out of 81,585 listings starting at $558
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 45,660 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer
772 Great Deals out of 74,828 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
739 Great Deals out of 82,781 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Taurus
195 Great Deals out of 19,339 listings starting at $500
Used Ford F-150
2,464 Great Deals out of 210,791 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Fiesta
114 Great Deals out of 15,596 listings starting at $3,895
Used Toyota Corolla
765 Great Deals out of 75,276 listings starting at $1,790
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,100 listings
Used Ford Ranger
179 Great Deals out of 6,264 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
884 Great Deals out of 92,127 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale