Engine Performance problem
2005 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75900 miles
Can a failing waterpump cause a car to idle rough? I took my car because it was idling rough. No other problems. They told me the water pump was running hard and I should replace it soon and they could do it the next week. I drove the car home and started it the next morning. As soon as I pulled down the street the hot light flashed and the car shut off. My neighbor let it cool and put water in it so I could get it back home. When I got back home I did see a big wet spot in the driveway. When a friend looked under the hood there is some water on the side engine. He said it could be a head gasket. There is no water in the oil, but there is a smell of antifreeze when you start it.
Monday, February 15th, 2010 AT 6:40 AM