Re: Tires Plus
"Sam" <tiredoflogins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> If the water pump is broke, how do I run a diagnostic on it at home.
The most common symptom of a failed water pump is a coolant leak from the
front of the engine. There is no easy way to check it out without removing
it from the engine.
Other possible causes of your overheating are a bad thermostat, incorrect
thermostat, incorrectly installed thermostat, blockage in the cooling
system, broken electric cooling fan, bad radiator cap, and incorrect coolant
mix - it should be a 50% mix. If you are using straight water, the engine
will probably overheat.
If the engine was severely overheated, the head gasket may be leaking and/or
the head may be warped or cracked.
Other less likely causes are incorrect ignition timing and low oil pressure.
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- Re: Cooling system problem
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- Re: Tercel running too warm-hot
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- Re: 94 jeep grand cherokee
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- 1993 GM 3.1 help needed
... Driving around town speeds, the engine will start running rough, the low coolant level light comes on, and the check engine light comes on also. ... I changed the thermostat, took off the serpentine belt and spun the water pump by hand. ... I put the belt back on, filled it until the bleeder above the water pump started dripping, and started it up. ... Before the gage even got to normal, and the thermostat could open, the car died. ...
- Re: 302 overheats at low RPM
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