In Reply to: Water pump? posted by Tom on June 11, 2017 at 12:45:56:
Thanks guys. Radiator fins are clean, blown out with shop vac. No leaks so I'll check for wobble. Overheating via water temp gauge and steam\water hissing out of new radiator cap. Could be belt tension but fan is certainly spinning. Would fan spin if pump isn't turning \ working properly? Thermostat should be an easy\cheap part to replace but do I need to take the hood off to get to the top hose at the radiator? This is the second summer I've had the tractor and didn't have major overheating issues last summer.
The alternator did come loose and I rebolted and tightened it up but belt tension could be the issue.