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I get no heat, the radiator fluid is leaking and i constantly have to top it up, my car was overheating, and it makes a funny noise from the engine every once in a while. Do i need a new water pump?
Thats a tough one to answer without knowing more. However there is a way you can check the water pump very easily. If you look around the pump near the pulley, there will be a small hole. After you find the hole start the car and watch the hole if it leaks water then you need a new pump. Although your problem could be other things including a head problem. Is the coolant leaking outside the car or do you not know where its going? Also, do you have heat for a little while after filling your coolant up or never?
Posted on Nov 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1966 Ford Mustang overheating
try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
SOURCE: toyota privia over heating
change the thermostat,,also make sure the radiator cap isnt faulty,,if there ok you could have a blown head gasket if the water if backpressuring very high from the radiator,,
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: overheating problem
I would go with slowcalafl. It is either air, or a cracked head bad head gasket. Remove the radiator cap when cool. Start up the car and watch for bubble emerging from the coolant. If it continues to bubble, you have a bad head or head gasket. If not, look for improper timing as another possibility.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
SOURCE: Overheating '97 Ford Taurus
make sure thermostant is good. most important is to make sure you didnt blow a gasket when it overheated, if you have a 3.8 engine those are famous for blowing headgasket. anyway have a block test done first, its a liquid they use to see if exhaust gases are entering the cooling system, good luck ,hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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