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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by KILOCHARLIE@Aug 2 2005, 09:56 AM |
I think my water pump may be broken as when the engine runs I can hear a clicking noise.
i've taken off the fan belt to stop the fan clutch turning the pump and the noise is still there, but i've been told that it could be the coolant flow turning the impeller and thus the pump is still turning.
My fan coupling is too tight to undo so i can't just remove the pump without taking the car to a dealer.
Is there a way to stop the pump at all other than that?
Also is it safe to run the engine with the water pump disabled/disconnected?
Many thanks if you can help, I'm having a real problem with this.
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