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Blowing black smoke means fuel mixture is too rich, possible choke is stuck partically closed. Blowing white smoke especially driving off the traffic lights indicates either worn valve guides or worn piston rings. Valve guides require the head to be removed to replace valve guides. Replacing piston rings means a major engine repair. It maybe better to get a reconditioned motor than replace worn piston rings because other worn engine parts should be replaced at the same time.
there is not much you can do, because the bearing in the water pump is bad. prolonging it will cause damage to timing belt and other components.
replace the water pump and timing belt relatively cheap compair to other work.
try to get it done before it gets worse and cause engine damage.
Check the autozone website and register the car information. This will give you access to an online repair manual. It's a very handy resource that you should find useful. Sure hope so anyway and best wishes.
You can replace the radiator yourself, but why do you need to? The thermostat is on the engine. Follow the large hose that goes to the engine block....not the water pump. The thermostat is under that or sits on the top of the engine....looking for a pic for you!