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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    if the water is not circulating... is the van overheating ?

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By Water I am going to assume you mean antifreeze. If your water pump is not operating (it is the mechanism that will circulate the fluid), then after a few minutes (5-20 dependent upon the climate and distance being driven) if the car is running/being driven it will eventually overheat since there is no fluid to cool down the engine.

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