does anybody recognise these syptoms?
i heard a fairly quiet "droning/sort of wearing" noise the other day and i thought it may be the power steering pump. i have since then noticed a small amount of water dripping onto the floor after i park up. it seems to be coming from inside the cam cover area.
i reckon its probably the bearing/seal on the water pump breaking down. its a gte 16v on 120k miles, and there are no receipts for a pump in the past.
what do people think?
if i am right, i will be replacing asap and i can people advise me of any prob's associated with this job and any other things which i should maybe be looking at instead.
just change it soon as, if you leave it too long it could seize and then strip all the teeth off your cam belt, and goodbye engine. at this stage though your only wory is keeping the water topped up. Mine started like yours after a few weeks it would drop the whole cooling system in 10 minutes.