Heating & cooling system

Asked by May 14, 2016 at 08:18 PM about the 2004 Kia Optima EX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How to tell the diffrence if the water pump is
bad or is it the head gasket?

1 Answer

10

If you have a bad water pump it will actually leak fluid from the bottom of the water pump housing. A bad head gasket can cause water to get in your oil OR oil in your water. water in your oil will look like a chocolate milk shake. head gasket can cause overheating. and the obvious constant adding water to the radiator.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Kia Optima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #2
    kc07kia
    Reputation
    430
  • #3
    James Warner
    Reputation
    420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,016 Great Deals out of 60,157 listings starting at $1,099
Used Hyundai Sonata
745 Great Deals out of 50,913 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
937 Great Deals out of 82,537 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,026 Great Deals out of 78,793 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Malibu
979 Great Deals out of 65,616 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
261 Great Deals out of 23,019 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
788 Great Deals out of 70,037 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Elantra
482 Great Deals out of 47,094 listings starting at $795
Used Kia Sorento
485 Great Deals out of 29,508 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mazda MAZDA6
197 Great Deals out of 10,922 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Impala
540 Great Deals out of 35,256 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Optima For Sale
13,522 listings starting at $16,990
2017 Kia Optima For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 4,003 listings starting at $12,888
2016 Kia Optima For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 2,109 listings starting at $10,888
2015 Kia Optima For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,526 listings starting at $8,495
2014 Kia Optima For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 1,983 listings starting at $7,277

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.