how can you tell if the water pump on a 2005 Honda Accord EX is working?

Asked by May 21, 2014 at 01:47 PM about the 2005 Honda Accord EX

Question type: General

The car gets hot when idling to long?

1 Answer

25

If you have a heat gun you can use that to tell if it is the thermostat or waterpump malfunctioning. When the car reaches operating temperature, temp gauge is in the middle, the thermostat should open and the temperature on both sides of the thermostat should be about equal. If the thermostat doesn't open one side will remain way hotter than the other after reaching operating temperature. If the thermostat is functioning but the car is still overheating it may be a waterpump. One thing I have found with idling overheating is that the fan is actually broken and not cycling on providing enough air. So you may want to check out this option before assuming it is the waterpump once you have ruled out the thermostat. Again, when the car reaches operating temperature the fan should kick on. You can do electrical tests of the connectors on the fan as well to verify that it is bad.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,970
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,560
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,418 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,096 Great Deals out of 96,274 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord Coupe
173 Great Deals out of 10,691 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,079 Great Deals out of 82,567 listings starting at $670
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,224 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
810 Great Deals out of 59,368 listings starting at $1,200
Used Acura TL
302 Great Deals out of 7,931 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Sonata
605 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
1,384 Great Deals out of 37,799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
358 Great Deals out of 29,623 listings starting at $2,475
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,008 Great Deals out of 85,694 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Optima
517 Great Deals out of 31,016 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Fusion
1,060 Great Deals out of 78,462 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord EX For Sale
2,744 listings starting at $22,116
2016 Honda Accord EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 363 listings starting at $16,990
2015 Honda Accord EX For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 367 listings starting at $13,991
2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 857 listings starting at $12,171
2013 Honda Accord EX For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 349 listings starting at $9,999