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On my way to work my tempo overheated and shut down. could this be the thermostat or water pump

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Check for water flow in the radiator. if the hoses dont expand when you rev the engine, the water pump is probably bad. alot of the factory water pumps have a plastic impeller on them, and the impeller will break in pieces inside the pump housing. if you take the hose off the pump you can see the impeller. napa sells a new one with a aluminum impeller and its a new one, not rebuilt.

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Being this is an automatic, pull the belt off, and with a ratchet and socket, try to manually turn the engine over using the cranck shaft (pully with bolt on outside) - will be just behind the passenger front tire - (if tranny is on driver side/should be) - may be easier if you take this tire off, and may have to remove the fender guard underneath.

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