Sooo. After not having air conditioning in my car I decided this year to get the compressor fixed. I got the car out of the shop and within a day I was back at the shop because the car was overheating and smoking (under hood drivers side). My mechanic informed me that it was the water pump. I then replaced the water pump. Within two days the same thing happened, car is overheating and smoking. I take it back and the mechanic said that it was the hose that ran to the thermostat had popped off causing the problem. I have had the car back for about 2 weeks and today it started smoking again. Seems as though this time it is the radiator.
Is this the trickle effect or is the mechanic messing with my car?
It actually said to me upon replacing the compressor that it was a "good little car" that I had. At this point it is anything but. : (
Sounds like you need a little more reliable mechanic. When we do any sort of cooling system repair, we inspect the rest of the system and include any weaknesses in the current repair. These guys don't seem too competent.