I own a 2002 Protege. After having timing belt and water pump replaced, a recurring high pitched fanbelt squeal (incredibly loud) began to plague me. Repair center tightened and replaced belt 3 times to no avail. Then, water pump failed and engine overheated. Water pump replaced, but squeal remains, especially under 45 degrees. A friend who teaches at Nascar Institute says he thinks 2nd water pump's bad, too. Repair center unwilling to replace 2nd water pump unless certain that's the problem. Ideas?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 AT 7:55 AM