View Full Version : what does the water pump do in cars?
04-25-2002, 04:05 PM
I have been wondering what the water pump in our car does. Does the device pump the coolant/water mixture through the block and hoses or what? What fluid does the it pump and what does that fluid do in the car?
04-25-2002, 04:17 PM
You are right. It circulates the coolant through the radiator and engine block. Check this site out. http://www.howstuffworks.com/cooling-system.htm
If you have just about any other general question about automotive things, howstuffworks.com is the place to start your looking. Their explanations and visuals are unmatched as well as the amount of stuff that is explained. Hope this helps bro.
04-30-2002, 10:19 PM
Thanks, that explains alot. I shoudl realy go and check that website out.
05-14-2002, 07:29 AM
Okay now I have a question, where is it and is it easily replaceable? I know that alot of other car crowds (Hondas, F-Bodies etc.) replace the water pump for a good 10hp gain or so. You have to get a performance pump though, one that pumps out the same amount or more, while being alot more efficient and using less amperage. Anyone know of a company that makes these for the celica? I think the company that makes them for the f-body is called meziere or something.
05-14-2002, 05:59 PM
The celica pump is belt drive not electrical. Racers sometimes use electrical pumps because belt driven components sap horsepower, electrical ones drain off teh battery - yes the alternator will have to take up the slack at some point but not during the 1/4 mile.
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