1993 Tempo, 4 cylinder, 144,000 mi. Water pump replaced 6 wks ago by same relative who claimed 3 wks ago that antifreeze backing into overflow, leaking, car overheating was NOT hose leak, that I needed thermostat, which he replaced. Few days ago, I noticed small pools of antifreeze in grooves of different areas under hood, as if it had sprayed. Yesterday, I noticed steady leak. Then while parked, came out of store to find lots of antifreeze all over ground, drivers side only. Car was not overheating except if in heavy slow traffic or long light. Very low paying job which requires car-recently back to work after 3 yr disability from drug dealer with suspended license running stop sign and crashing into my car. So little savings. Is this car history? No money for new one. Widowed grandmother who needs to be able to work and help grandkids with transportation occasionally. Thanks for any help.
Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 5:42 AM