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Old 04-16-2009, 19:35   #1 (permalink)
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the temp goes hot in about 20 min of driving, then after I shut it off it whistles at front driverside, followed by steam, and coolant dripping from passengerside of rad. I removed the thermostat, which helps some but hasn't fixed the problem..please help
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Old 04-16-2009, 19:39   #2 (permalink)
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could it be the water pump? if so could you give tips on replacing it ..cant afford to pay mechanic..2kids low income..economy sucks, and this makes it harder
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the temp goes hot in about 20 min of driving, then after I shut it off it whistles at front driverside, followed by steam, and coolant dripping from passengerside of rad. I removed the thermostat, which helps some but hasn't fixed the problem..please help


Hello and good day:

May I ask a few question??? Have you check your Hoses?? Do you have Heat coming out from the Heater??? Have you checked to see if you have a good flow of Anti-freeze in the Radiator???

You could have a Bad Pump...but you should see some leakage on left side of the Engine.

Please advise further....thank you.
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yes I have checked hoses..and they seem good. Tested the thermostat by submoerging into boiling water and removing it and it opens and closes fine. I believe the catalitic convertor may be alittle plugged as i was having some back pressure build up and almost a jerking motion before the overheating problem started ( especially up hills) I taped it with a hammer a few times to check if it sounded plugged and it had some loose grit sound with in it. Yes there also seems to be coolent pore out from under the pump after idle for aprox 7 min so the pump looks like it is going or gone too. Any suggestions?
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Could be a bad (rotted away) water pump impeller, you won't see a leak if this is the case.
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