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Old 21 Aug 2015, 12:19 pm
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Hey everyone!
It's been awhile since I've had any issues with my PT.
well a few days ago, my car started making a weird noise, everyone said it sounded like a pulley and that maybe my AC was going out..
I wasn't driving it because I didn't want to risk the chance of it being something serious, and be stranded. Well today I HAD to drive it, everything was fine, besides that horrendous noise. I get home park, and decide I'm going to rev the engine, why I thought that would be a good idea, I'm not sure..
Anyways, I head a very loud belt squeak, like ear shattering, then I hear a gush and there's coolant all over the ground... I ran to my car and shut it off cause I got scared. A few minutes later I went and started my car, it started right up, noise was still there, and my car wasn't hot. I let it run for a few minutes and it never got hot..
Do you guys have any suggestions on what it might be??
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Old 21 Aug 2015, 04:11 pm
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Possibly your water pump? Maybe someone can chime in here if that's even possible. Where was the coolant leaking from? That's going to your beat place to start. Also make sure you have coolant or water in your motor, don't want to run without.
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Old 21 Aug 2015, 09:11 pm
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I would suggest opening up the hood and find where the noise is coming from.

I would suggest a coolant pressure test to see where the coolant is coming from.
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 02:34 pm
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I finally had it towed out to a place a few towns away from me. He said it's definitely the water pump, he said it sounds like a bearing inside the water pump. This is my THIRD water pump!!! Hopefully I'll be getting my car back in a few days. I'm going to try to attach a video of the awful noise it's making. We started the car to get it up on the trailer. But other than that I haven't ran it since the water poured on the ground. I learned my lesson last time my water pump went out -___-
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 02:39 pm
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Well it's not uploading for some reason..
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 02:56 pm
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What brand water pump have you been putting into the engine?
And the last time the engine was apart in March 2014 did you replace the water pump then?
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Old 17 Sep 2015, 05:39 pm
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I've been getting the autozone brand :/ this will be my third one.
Yea last time my car broke down we bought the water pump kit. I'm still waiting on the guy to fix my car, but from there I'm not so sure I want to keep my petey I hate feeling like I'm driving an unreliable car.
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Old 17 Sep 2015, 08:56 pm
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I've been getting the autozone brand :/ this will be my third one.
Yea last time my car broke down we bought the water pump kit. I'm still waiting on the guy to fix my car, but from there I'm not so sure I want to keep my petey I hate feeling like I'm driving an unreliable car.
How many miles do you have on it?
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Old 09 Oct 2015, 03:00 pm
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How many miles do you have on it?
I have 180,000.
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Old 09 Oct 2015, 03:10 pm
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Okay so I have an update and I need more advice..
I finally got my car back after FIVE weeks!!!!!
I drove it 40 minutes back to my house, parked, 4 hours later I come out to leave for work and there's a puddle of coolant behind my car!!!
It wasn't a ton of coolant but it was definitely more than should be on the ground. (when I parked my car earlier, I did hear my reservoir tank bubbling, so I thought maybe it just bubbled over.)

So after I saw the puddle of coolant I grabbed a bottle of water and poured it into the reservoir tank.. It literally went straight to the ground.
When I spoke to the guy that fixed my car, he said that he never checked the hoses, and that maybe one had come loose. He also told me to check my radiator and that if there's water in it, then it might be my reservoir.

Have any of you guys had any experience with this? Do you think it could be a hose, or maybe my reservoir is broken? I'm hoping it's something easy

I only had my car back for about 4 hours before this happened
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