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Coolant leak... again by painandgain99
Started on: 08-23-2016 11:43 PM
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Last post by: 84fiero123 on 08-29-2016 07:35 AM
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Driving today my belt started slipping and then i heard a big splash of liquid, laughed endlessly because i knew it had to have been coolant and i checked and it looked like my top pulley (water pump i believe) was drunk. Wabbling really badly. Coolant was splashed everywhere and i had to call my mechanic for a tow. Just wondering if anyone knows off the top of their head if this is probably purely the water pump breaking or if the symptoms sound incorrect and rule that out?

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Report this Post08-24-2016 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If pulley is wobbling, then yes... water pump needs to be changed. Take off the belt and check pulley for play. Is it an original water pump?
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

If pulley is wobbling, then yes... water pump needs to be changed. Take off the belt and check pulley for play. Is it an original water pump?


As far as i know yes it is the original. Ive never changed it. 115k miles
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Report this Post08-28-2016 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like the water pump to me. Yeah... it's probably time.

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Report this Post08-28-2016 01:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Too tight belt can wreck whatever it drives... WP, Atl, AC, etc.
Too tight can make belts to fail too because break the cording layer.
Means Worse then a belt loose.

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Originally posted by Raydar:

Sounds like the water pump to me. Yeah... it's probably time.



with both you and Ogre. Doesn't the Fiero store or Rodney sell an idler pulley for that belt? that could solve the over tightening issue.

Steve

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