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Chevy cavalier 97' water pump! "Google" can be your personal assistant

Well my son and I are never gonna eat again. Even though the price could've been so much worse. This is going to set me back, to the dinosaur days. Then they can eat us.
$400.00 for water pump, and thermostat. They said there is an 8 in. tear in the belt, and that it was wrapped around one of the pulleys, and something else I don't remember what. They suggested (as did you) to change the hoses, while they had it apart. They also suggested a flush. (which is one of the things that impresses me the most about my old manager. If some one came in with there car and said, "I need a transmission flush, and a radiator flush." He didn't say, O.K. let's do it. He'd say, "what's it doing to make you think that?" "Because sometimes it's blah blah blah." "So let's take a look, you may not need it" Then do a quick something or other. and that was that. Of coarse, that was only if he had the history on the computer was available and if the recommendation was to do it. In other words, he's not a schiester. But he does have a new Harley now so maybe things have changed, LOL LOL LOL )
He said over the phone, he'll check to make sure their are no leaks in radiator. If not he'll **** out the water and fill it with Dex. Change the belt.
I wonder how the belt ripped? I had an oil change for free at a church, once they had a hell of a time getting their hands in for the filter. And it fell off of the stand they had it on. (I'll never do that again)
I just got a call from Midas. A little different story. The price for the belt, sounds about the same as my friend would do it. And when I asked how much for labor, he said YOU ALREADY PAID FOR THAT. He also said he filled the rad. with universal coolant. (Is that dexcool?)
So I guess aside from dishing out so much money, all is well!
OOPS I have to go, no time to edit my note. I hope it makes sense.
Thanks Kirsten

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Hi Kirsten, Lots of interesting info as usual. How long ago did oil change @ church take place? If it fell off the stand (I assume nobody was under it at the time!) I'm wondering if the stand gouged the belt when it slipped off. That might have been the start of the tear in the belt, if it was done recently. I'm always amazed @ what garages charge for repairs---mainly because they don't get much business from me, so for me it's always sticker shock. I am about to break down and have a transmission rebuild done on a van that died 13 months ago. I had one other trans. job done there, and they actually did it for about $125 UNDER the estimate. I couldnt believe it! They want 1700, and I told them I'd remove, and re-install the trans. to save $, they agreed to knock $700 off. As it turns out, I have so many projects going on that I've decided to let them do it all. Well, I'm not sure of the date, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Curt

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