Why is my water pump squealing and smoking ??


Asked by Jan 20, 2014 at 07:20 PM about the 1994 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced a serpintine belt on my
Ford F250 that ripped . After I put it
on and started the truck the water
pump started squealing and smoking
. Also I forgot to mention that my
heater and ac haven't been working
even before the S-belt ripped . A
couple answers said its ac
compressor . What you guys think ??
Thanks for previous answers . I
wanted to be more descriptive.
Thanks for your help .

2 Answers


Sounds like we don't know exactly which accessory has seized. So here's what to do. With the serpentine belt removed try turning all the accessory pulleys, including the tentioner and idler pulleys, by hand. Any one that can't be turned by hand is seized. Except, of course, the crankshaft pulley. That's the big pully at the bottom of the center front of the engine. That one you won't be able to turn by hand but that's ok. All the others you should be able to. HTH. -Jim

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I agree with Js. See what is frozen and all of us can negotiate how to fix it.

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