Tag: water pumps

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This Reader Needs a Second Opinion on a Dubious Issue
Oct 03, 2017

This Reader Needs a Second Opinion on a Dubious Issue

Dear Car Talk

Should a timing chain be changed when it's supposed to last the life of this Element? Or does this mechanic need help with a boat payment?

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Honda Civic overheats while idling
Feb 05, 2013

Today: Marlene's Drive-Thru-Hating Civic

Dear Car Talk

Marlene's Honda Civic runs like a dream--unless she's waiting in line at a drive-thru. Is there something broken, or is her car just trying to send her a message about healthy eating? Read Tom and Ray's opinion right here.

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Dec 01, 2008

Will Vicky's Volvo self-destruct if she doesn't shell out $600?

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You guys always make me laugh And now I'm desperate for some car advice I can trust I have a ' Volvo V with miles A mechanic just told me I'm on borrowed time as I have not changed the...

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May 01, 2002

Should this water pump be replaced?

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I am years old I need to use my car every day to visit my husband at the nursing home I know nothing about cars My dealer takes pretty good care of me because he knows my situation He said...

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Jul 01, 2001

What could be causing this Caddy to go through a new water pump every 12k miles?

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I have a Cadillac and my problem is water pumps Including the original pump I have had four pumps on this car since buying it new -- an average of miles per pump The first three pumps were new from...

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Mar 01, 2001

Alas, motor mounts and radiators aren't "preventative maintenance".

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I have a ' Dodge Caravan with a Mitsubishi engine and miles on it I changed all of the hoses and belts at miles and I just had the transmission serviced and the radiator flushed I'd like to keep it...

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Feb 01, 1996

Replacing the water pump while changing a timing belt -- good idea or waste of money?

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I have a Honda Prelude The owner's manual recommends changing the timing belt at miles I took it to a repairman for an estimate and he also recommended that I change the water pump He said water pumps only last...

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Oct 01, 1992

Is it necessary to change my water pump while changing the timing belt?

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With miles on my Ford Escort the local Ford dealer recommends that I change my timing belt for And while they're in there he says I should have the water pump changed for an additional I like the car very...

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Dec 01, 1991

Vinnie Murphy's Law

Dear Car Talk

I have a Volvo DL with miles on it and all original belts As long as I'm going to replace the alternator belt and the timing belt would it be a good idea to do the water pump at the...

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