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Water was used in coolent system with no anti freeze,

Just had two weeks of freezing temp, just water in the coolent system, need to replace water pump, what kind of problems might I be faceing? 1993 crown vic

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  • John Jon May 11, 2010

    Well that depends on how that water pump failed!seized or leaked? did you blow any frost plugs out?

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Is the water pump now leaking? There are other components that may have been damaged. The freeze out plugs in the engine block are designed to pop out if the coolant is not sufficient and freezes. This is to save the engine block from cracking, which may have happened. U need to get the car in a heated garage, fill system w/ water, check for leaks, and get the car running to again check for further leaks or problems. The radiator/heater core may also have been damaged. Only way to find out is to thaw it out and check it over carefully for leaks. Let me know how u make out.

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