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My 2001 eclipse keeps running hot, water keeps flowing from the coolant tank.

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There are a lot of things that can cause this problem.. but I feel we are talking about needing a new water pump the water pump is most likely going out and causing your car to overheat. get this checked out immediately you can very easily damage your motor by overheating so find a friend or somebody that knows where the water pump is located on this car. it will most likely show signs of water dripping around it a sure sign its bad.

this is going to take somebody with a little knowledge in this area to replace do to the side mount engine I have done this my self on this model of car (yes I have one to ) it was not that difficult but I do have the tools and experience to do the job. I will tell you to buy your water pump from advance auto parts or other reputable parts store in your area if you go to auto-zone you will be doing it again.

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