On a Kia Rio, is the water pump a part of the engine?


Asked by Dec 13, 2014 at 01:29 PM about the 2003 Kia Rio Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was wondering if the water pump is a part of the engine on a 2003 Kia Rio?  My mechanic doesn't think so at all, but I have been told that it is.

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The water pump is ALWAYS part of any engine. It's what circulates the anti- freeze though the engine and radiator. Its a bolt on part, either outside the engine run by a belt(usually serpentine) or it's behind the timing belt cover and run by the timing belt.

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You apparently use the term "Mechanic" quite loosely. If you have other options for mechanics, maybe you should consider them.

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LOL yes I agree with ytlas.

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On the kia rio,Trans AM,is correct,it is located inside the timing cover,and ran by the timing belt.

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