Yes, the car did begin to overheat prior to me bringing it back to the mechanic for service and finding out of the bad water pump. However, I was very careful and it never got into the "red" zone, nor did I drive it any distance after noticing the overheating condition--so as not to damage the engine, etc.
The mechanic just installed the THIRD water pump on the car and I got it back yesterday. He also completely flushed the cooling system, in case maybe something from it was getting into the water pumps. He showed me the part that was leaking--a tiny metal nipple on the unit, which I do not know the name of. The water pump itself still looked super new & shiny.
I used Prestone coolant that I bought at the gas station; I do not know what brand my mechanic used. Any clues on why my Del Sol would be eating water pumps so frequently?
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 AT 2:24 PM