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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-07, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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2001 Taurus overheating...

ok here is the deal...

this AM driving to work my car starts overheating, the only way to stop it is to shut it off and wait (took me 30+ minutes to get home 1-2 miles).

now my heater was also not working.

my fiancee' works at an auto shop as a manager and her guys said it was most likely a water pump.

she thought heater core (I'm a jock, I don't do cars well)... who knows

when the water pump goes, what happens... leakage? no heat? overheating? etc.. this is my first potential water pump issue, ever, so I honestly don't know.

and how easy is this to fix, because I will probably do it myself. I follow directions well and have fixed a few problems on my car myself, with books, without knowing too much about them.
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Re: 2001 Taurus overheating...

Had a similar problem on my fiance's sable. Thought it was the heater core but turned out to be the pump. When we took the pump off, the fan blades had all corroded away. I would suspect you have a similar issue. With no fan blades, there's nothing to move the coolant through the water jacket. If the coolant isn't moving then its not making it to the heater core. This would explain why there is no heat.

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Re: 2001 Taurus overheating...

figured as much...

thanks :)
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Re: 2001 Taurus overheating...

ended up being a clogged heater core...

got it flushed, and changed the thermostat...

worked like a charm
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Re: 2001 Taurus overheating...

Its your lucky day. Unless the heater core was plugged with corroded off fan blades...

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