a few weeks ago i detected a squeaking sound in my engine. i sprayed the belts with lubricants and manage to keep the noise off for a day or two. then it comes back again, spraying doesn't work this time. i check to the pulleys to see should there be any problem with the bearings. everything seems ok... later this evening the squeaking was severe that i can hear sounds of metal party starts to fill my engine compartment. i stop and the sound goes extra loud so i turned the engine off. my car can still start, but u'll hear those party metals in the engine. soon i notice clear water coming down from my engine. and they were cool. i finally realize that my water pump is out. is it? what should i do? is the engine lost? it is a daihatsu charade detomaso 1.6. please help.
i sthe pump circulating water? is the water coming from the water pump? if your water pumps bearings felt like going out, it could have caused that metal-ey noise via the pulley being out of whack... being broken and out of balance is sometimes enough to yank the pump away from the block. It all depends.