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If my water pump not working will it cause the coolant to come back out when i fill it yp and start the car

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If you want to fill up the coolant,take the rad cap off start the car and let the engine get warm and wait for the thermostat to open and start circulating the coolant .Don't let this go on for to long or the very hot coolant will geyser out of the rad.Don't forget to fill your reservoir as well.good luck

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SOURCE: Car runs hot after repairing, water pump,

[1] plugged radiator core. replace radiator,not cleanable
[2] a bunch of dead bugs stuck on air conditioner condenser in front of radiator. open hood and look at front of it if a bunch of debris blast it off with water hose
[3] the air not properly bled from the engine cooling system. some have a bleeder screw that must be opened while engine running untill all air is let out if i dont have a screw for bleeding then you have to let engine run long enough to open thermistat i may take a while when radiator tank feels hot then thermistat is open. coolant level should have dropped top off and put cap on
[4] electric cooling fan not working

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SOURCE: car stopped,coolant all over ground,is

it could be the seal gone on the pump, you really need to get out and get under and try to see where its coming from, could be a hose gone

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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SOURCE: engine coolant blows back into

it sounds like you may have air trapped in the system.there are bleeder valves to remove air.
with the engine warm & running open the bleeder valve(small screw mounted around therostat)
may be located in thero housing.bleed system until all air is out,close valve & top off system

good luck

Posted on Jun 22, 2011

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