This is very likely a water pump. It is on the right side and often water is thrown around by the belt. A pump is about $35 and labor should be no more than $60. You would also have the cost of the antifreeze ($15 to $20) and possibly a serpentine belt if required.
If you are mechanically inclined, this is not that difficult of a job. After doing 2 I got the job down to 45 minutes. You must remove the pulley first then the water pump bolts.
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u should check the specs on the coolant sensor & ck for vacuum leaks. When u step on the "gas" u are really controlling the air intake, the fuel injection is controlling the fuel. A bad coolant sensor or vac leak will give u these problems also. ck emissions when running. Good luck
You have a coolant leak and your car is overheating.
Coolant is a mix of antifreeze and water and tastes "sweet"(WARNING: DO NOT EAT!!). Is your temperature gauge pointing in the "red"(needle pointing to the far right). The temperature guage is on your dash with a thermometer symbol.
After the car has cooled(a few hours) find the source of coolant leak(green fluid). It is most likely a hose or a hole in your radiator(large aluminum box attached to the front of the car behind the grill). Fix the Hose or replace your radiator(depending on location of leak), and refill with proper mix of antifreeze(you can buy premixed coolant at your local auto parts store).
What may assist in your diagnostic is a system pressure tester.This has a hand pump to where you can pressure up the system to 12 to 17 lbs and this really helps bring on hard to find leaks. You may be overlooking coolant leaking from the "weep hole" in the bottom of the water pump or a place that might become much more obvious inspecting this system under pressure. The tester also helps diagnostic by noticing if the system holds pressure for a sustained amount of time.A small leak will drop your 12 psi in a matter of a few minutes and you will continually need to pump a few more times to keep that pressure which further indicates the system is leaking down.
A coolant leak usually means a bad head gasket. About the high revving, take off the throttle body and clean it. Also, take out the idle air control and clean only the tip and clean the idle air passage with a test tube brush. Before you remove the throttle body, buy a new gasket.