Been having some pulley noise so I took the belt off to hand check each one.
All the pullies seem fine except the water pump, Doesn't make noise when I turn it by hand but it does have a tiny bit of wiggle in it when I pull up and down on it.
When I let the car get up to normal temp. and feel the upper coolent hose it is hot which is normal, but it also feels very firm. I am not sure if it is suppose to feel firm or if this is a sign that the water pump is not doing its job.
The temp. gauge stays in the middle which seems too high to me "noRM
If it is not normal where should it be?
The Haynes book says that if there is ANY wiggle in the water pump pulley to replace the pump...So what do you think am I over reacting or should I replace the pump?