How can I tell if my water pump is leaking going bad and needs replaced?

Asked by Aug 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM about the 1998 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you see fluid leaking from it,or car run,s hotter than normal,loosing fluid and dont see leak,mean,s pump is not working right,and burning water off.

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But I don't see water leaking but car is running hot and temp has reached at least close to 260 so is it my thermostat then that's not working properly then? I just don't know what is wrong or what to do first!

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You can change thermostat,may have stuck,but if it doe,s not solve it,look at that pump.

Ok thanks I will do that!

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It's running hot hot after 15 minutes the fluid burns out ........but the hose don't get hard could it be my water pump

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I have a 2000 dodge Durango that keeps overheating and also keeps blowing the radiator fan fuse. I started it and let it warm up with the radiator cap off.. I didnt see any coolant being pulled from coolant tanks to the engine. Could this be a bad water pump?

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