Tag Archives: Water Pump

A leaking water pump on your car is a common problem of engine overheating. Learn how to fix or diagnose the problem yourself.


Dodge coolant leak water pump?

Need to know if I in fact have a bad water pump. Answer: The most common problem caused by a bad water pump is that it is leaking and the coolant level is low. This can cause engine overheating. A system pressure test may be needed to confirm this is the leak area. They usually…

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Auto Repair Labor- Warranty And Book Time

I thought I would write something about how we, as mechanics, get paid and make money. Most of us that are qualified as Journeyman Technicians, get paid by the book hour, or in easier terms, we get paid for each job on each car we work on. I know from the customer’s point of view,…

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Toyota Camry Overheats And Dies Out

Question: I have a Toyota Camry 3.0, 5 speed, that has been having issues pretty much since I got the damn thing. It shocks me all the time (like a static electricity shock). The battery used to die a lot but I replaced the alternator and battery and so it’s fine now. I wish I…

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Ford Escort Fan Stays On and Battery Dead

Question: I HAVE A 1995 FORD ESCORT, JUST HAD THE TIMING BELT AND WATER PUMP REPLACED, WITH 2 NEW HOSES AND NEW CABLES FOR THE NEW BATTERY. GOT IT HOME THE ALTERTOR WENT OUT GOT NEW ONE. WELL SINCE THEN I AM HAVING TO JUMP THE CAR OFF. I FOUND THAT THE MOTOR FAN ONCE…

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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overheats

My 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has been leaking coolant and on way home got hot and lost power and spits and sputters at 2k RPM. hat would the problem be? ProTech: Well you would have to find the cause of the leak. You obviously lost too much coolant to cause the engine to overheat and…

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2009 Buick Enclave Warranty Repair I Was Charged For

Is the coil pack (No. 3) covered under the 100,000 mile power & drive train warranty? ProTech: What year and model vehicle do you have? 2009 Buick Enclave. Yes the ignition coil would be covered under the powertrain warranty at your dealership. So why was I charged $160.00 labor cost and told that it was not…

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Dodge Van Engine Goes To Hot Mark On Gauge

Engine gets hot. Gauge goes to the hot line. Radiator and top hose not getting hot, but top hose feels under pressure and no thermostat. Answer: What make model and year vehicle is this? There is no thermostat in the engine? 1995 dodge van 360 engine Was the thermostat taken out to try to fix…

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Coolant Boiling Over and Gauge Reads Hot

This is a long shot by me and hope that you will help me. I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I got new and have been keeping it up since. You have probably heard of this engine running hot during the winter time ( for those of us that live in cold states) but normal…

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How To Replace Water Pump On 2000 Cadillac Sedan Deville

I need help removing the water pump pulley on my 2000 Cadillac Sedan Deville. The pulley seems to have seized and damaged the pulley tensioner. Protech: Which engine do you have in your Cadillac? The Nothstar V8. The water pump requires a special tool to remove. I am aware of the special tool for the…

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