Is my water pump going out

Asked by Jan 10, 2017 at 02:48 PM about the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr SLT Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup
wont start and it sounds like metal
on metal could it be my water
pump going out

2 Answers

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No. If the truck is overheating then maybe the water pump is the problem but I am guessing that there is a problem with the starter.

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It depends, usually a broken water pump doesn't stop an engine from starting. Check the oil first. It could also be a spun bearing and also a lot of other causes. Go see a mechanic, ask a handy neighbor, you shouldn't try to start it anymore.

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