how can I tell if the water pump on a 2002 PT cruiser is working or not

Asked by May 13, 2015 at 09:55 AM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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When engine is cool, remove radiator cap and start the car. Watch the fluid in the radiator. After a while you should see it circulate. If the car gets to operating temp and it doesn't circulate, the water pump isn't working. Your car should also overheat.

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I also belive it to the water pump as the thermostat has been removed. I want to thank you all for your answers and suggestions.

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