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I have a 202 dodge intrepid just put new ratiator and water pump has been sitting for a year overheating only fluides coming frcontainer that i put water in

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Watch the water in the radiator without the cap on while the engine is running. If you see bubbles then a head gasket is blown. If you don't see water moving rapidly, then the thermostat is stuck closed.

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2002 dodge intrepid.if water pump is leaking will this car run hot

If you lose sufficient radiator coolant any water cooled engine will overheat as will yours. You do not need to lose very much coolant for an overheating condition to occur.

If you allow the engine to run in an overheated condition you WILL cause very expensive engine damage many times what it will cost you to have a new water pump and new WP gasket fitted.

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The timing belt drives the water pump so it would be advisable to replace the timing belt if you replace the pump and visa versa. The timing belt should have been replaced at 105,000 miles and if you did replace it at that time, then I would not replace it again unless it is soaked in leaking coolant. If not, then for sure replace it. Replace the tensioner if it is defective. You need to find a good mechanic that is not just guessing as to what is wrong. If you have no apparent external leak and you are seeing a milky substance on the underside of the oil cap, you may have a blown head gasket. Do you see white smoke coming from the exhaust? Do you see air bubbles escaping from the radiator with the cap off and the engine running? If so you have a blown head gasket or cracked head. A compression test will help determine this one way or the other. A dye test on the cooling system will also help tell you where the coolant is leaking. If the water pump is bad it should be leaking. 130,000 miles is not that much on a modern engine. This engine will easily last 200,000 miles if maintained properly. So it is worth repairing, but that is your decision. You just need to find a good mechanic that actually knows what they are doing.

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make sure that the system has been bled of all the air to do this there should be a little bleeder screw near the thermostat housing open this up until water comes out start the car and turn the heater on high watch for any air bubbles to come out of the bleeder until it is straight fluid coming out see if this fixes it, also check the radiator cap this could cause overheating too, if this is all fine check the fan switches to make sure they come on at right temperature.

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