I was wondering if it could be the water pump gasket?
It only got hot on me once and it went pass the h mark.
It has been parked since.
I fill it up with fifty,fifty antifreeze. Checked it in the morning and it was gone.
I took it to a local shop and a mechanic said the gaskets on the engine needed to be changed and the heads sent to a machine shop to check for warped or cracked heads.
it would cost me 1100 dollars. then she said later, how about pay 1600 and she would put another engine in with the lowest miles possible. i asked if it was used, she said yes.
I said no. I want to try to keep all my oringinal parts in the car.
she said they will also have to replace the timing belt and possible the water pump.
I am really confused now. Am I being taken advantage of?
I had three men say it was the waterpump/gasket.
Can you help?
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Re: overheating and antifreeze leaks out completely
Hi im pierre from montreal canada there a big differense beetween water pump and head job normally head job mean car always overheating or consume prestone and the engine shake and goes bad you gonna have air bubble in the radiator the prestone will burn so no leak bad water pump water leak on the ground so the best thing to start the car remove radiator cap add prestone untill full let it warm up add if needed untill you see the fan turning it supposed to start beetween 1/2 to 3/4 when the fan go our not suppose to see bubble in radiator put a bucket under the radiator so if some come out you gonna be able to use it again and not as messy let me know good luck pierre
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All GM cars from 1994 to on up the 3100/3400 engine is famous for bad intake gaskets. When the gasket goes you loose coolant by either externally outside the engine or internally inside the engine. Check the oil for overfull condition and it will look like bright orange or milkshake color. Also if you drove on it overheating or if its full and overheats right away you also blew a head gasket. A compression test will confirm this. If you replace with good gaskets with the metal and rubber type do not use the plastic cheaper version. Then the intake gasket leak will never happen again.
not value cover gasket leak out around spark plug not to inside piston. but cut right off how hot? no water in oil? or filled up piston? maybe head crack. fuel pump pumping? crack line not went eng hot. ture key on look or someone look 10lb of pressure comeing out fast.water no. antifreeze yes.
Your vehicle leaks when hot because that is when the cooling system is under pressure. It is not overheating because you haven't leaked enough coolant yet. It will. Replace your water pump before it overheats and you have head gasket problems.
Sounds like you've got either a cracked head or blown head gasket now; this will give you your poor performance. As for what caused the overheating in the first place; you need to check out. Water pumps commonly go out, allowing the antifreeze to leak out, causing your overheating, or even heater cores. Once you got it hot, it warps the head, and blows the head gasket. More than likely, you also have white smoke coming from the exhaust, especially when you first start it for the day. The biggest worry, is if your head is warped too much, and if you have excess blow-by from the piston rings losing their strength from getting too hot.
Water pumps are not normally what causes overheating, in fact that would be my last item to change. The only way that a water pump fill cause overheating is if the impeller has come off the shaft or completely worn down. I would first start with the thermostat. If this dosn't fix it, then I would be looking at the condition of the radiator I.E. is it plugged, are the fins up front full of bugs and debrisect. Then I would also check the cooling fan operation, does it come on when engine is hot? also does it come on with the A.C. operation-it should. Then last of all the water pump- and no its not easy on this one, due to lack of clearance.
We just went through the same thing on our 1997 SC1, replaced the head gasket and the oil in the coolant issue persisted.
Pulled a cylinder head out of a 1995 wagon and put it in, the problem has cleared up after a LOT of flushing with powered automatic dishwasher machine detergent and water. We also replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses, thermostat and water pump once the flushings were complete.
Very common fault is head gaskets. causing coolant consumption and bubbles in radiator. Run vehicle, have a friend accelerate once or twice hard, while you smell exhaust for sweet smell of burning coolant.
Make sure you don't have a bad head-gasket. Check for excessive pressure in radiator or hoses. Check under oil cap for creamy/milk like residue or actual antifreeze in oil or the opposite oil in antifreeze. Let me know what you find. Good Luck