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Car was running fine, then the engine light came on, thought maybe it was the fuel pump, but now the fan doesn't kick in anymore, Is the fuel pump supposed to stay on? 'Cause it doesn't sound like it stays on. When you drive it, it seems ok, but then it starts to sputter, put it into D3 or D2 runs better, but when we got home, (drove about 30 km to town and back) it was like it was overheating, but didn't register that it was. There was antifreeze/water coming from the bleeder for the rad/thermostat (which the bleeder broke off and has been gasketed back on) PLEASE HELP ME I NEED MY CAR!!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the fuel pump only runs a few seconds if the engine is not running, u sound like u have blown a head gasket.

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Check the fan relay for the radiator fan to see if it is functioning or not. You might need a new radiator fan motor and or relay switch. Replace the thermostat housing and put a new thermostat and gasket in.You can probably find a used housing at a wrecking yard, otherwise they are pretty cheap to buy new.I would recommend buying a new one. CHECK THE FAN MOTOR.

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