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Old 05-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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help whats wrong!!!!!!

k here it is drove car temp guage said it was fine the light on the guauge however flashed on and off saying it was too hot drove the car home. In the process i could smell antifreeze got it home slowed down and engine was running rough stop car and antifreeze just starting leaking out the bottom and stream came from the vents. Anyone have a similar problem and could help me let me know

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Check the rear trunk. You could have blown the coolant tank. Common problem on these cars.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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+1 on the coolant tank.

If so, here's the diy from renntech: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=6675&st=20

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Good luck with that! Let us know how it goes!

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
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i will go and check that now and if that is the case is it expensive for parts and what exactly am i looking for funny thing is i live in germany and it cost more to fix a porsche here than in the states wierd since they are made here
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:10 AM   #5
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k checked that out and it seems fine no coolant anywhere no could this sound like to u a stuck thermostat
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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My bet is on the water pump, another common problem. Open the access panel behind the seats, a bad pump tends to shread the sep. belt.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:49 AM   #7
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actually did that too today and nothing i looked fine smelling alot of antifreeze in there but couldnt see any as it leaking on the ground as for the coolant tank seems fine no leaking at all would like to figure it out befoe i tow it in to get it fixed
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:51 AM   #8
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also one other side note dont know if it is related sometimes when i used to start it up it sounded like a quick screach sound almost like a loose or tight belt could this be related
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Definitely the waterpump - good catch tboyer !!

The screaching you heard is the waterpump bearing going bad. There is a seal on the pulley shaft and when the bearing goes, so does this seal.

Don't drive or run the car - you're not circulating any coolant and you will damage the engine if you do.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:26 AM   #10
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k good now if that is the case where do i get the part how much and is it easy to fix
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:39 AM   #11
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thats alot guys took it in today and it was the water pump cost about 1000 dollars to fix then i should be back to driving it by wensday wish me luck thanks again

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