: Water pump belt?



kccaddydeville
08-23-06, 10:33 PM
My 96 deville overheated, I looked and what I belive is a water pump belt was shredded. could the belt have been old, or is the water pump bad. if so is replacing the water pump expensive?

thank you

Ranger
08-23-06, 10:40 PM
The water pump on the Northstar is on the rear (drivers side) of the engine. If the belt was shredded, you have to figure out why. Check the tensioner pully to be sure the bearing is good. Pumps rarely seize, they usually start to leak at the shaft seal. Check that closely as Dex-Cool is not friendly to belts.