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Used last fall, got called out of town-severe cold snap,I believe pump froze. I tried the antifreeze routine, but wouldn't pump. Do you think I need a new pump???

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Just put the car in a heated garage for a few hours then try it again.

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Hope it had antifreeze in it to begins with. If so a new pump may do the trick. Could be the heatercore is blocked also.

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