Kia Sorento: Water pump Troubleshooting - Cooling System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Sorento: Water pump Troubleshooting

Second Generation XM (2011-2021) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cooling System / Water pump Troubleshooting

Symptoms
Possible Causes
Remedy
Coolant leakage
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From the bleed hole of the water pump
Visually check
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Check leaks after about ten-minute warming up.
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If coolant still leaks, replace a water pump.
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If leakage stops, reuse the water pump (Do not replace the pump with a new one).
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From gaskets or bolts
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Check the tightening of the water pump mounting bolts.
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Retighten the mounting bolts.
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Check damage of gaskets or inflow of dust.
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Replace the gasket and clean dust off.
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From outer surface of water pump
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Check the material or any cracks of the water pump.
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Poor material. If any crack found, replace the water pump.
Noise
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From bearings
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From mechanical seals
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Impeller interference
Inspection with a stethoscope
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After starting the engine, check noise with a stethoscope.
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If there is no noise, reuse the water pump(do not replace it).
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If there is any noise from the water pump, remove the drive belt and recheck.
Inspection after removing a drive belt
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After removing a water pump and a drive belt, check noise again.
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If there is noise, reuse the water pump. Check other drive line parts.
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If there is no noise, replace the water pump with a new one.
Inspection after removing a water pump
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After removing a water pump and a drive belt, check noise again.
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If there is any interference between them, replace the water pump with a new one.
Overheating
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Damaged impeller
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Loosened impeller
Loosened impeller
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Corrosion of the impeller wing
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Check engine coolant.
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Poor coolant quality / Maintenance check
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Impeller seperation from the shaft
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Replace the water pump.

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