I've got a 1959 Mercury Montclair with 89,000 miles, a 383 engine, automatic transmission.
The car has been overheating. I replaced the thermostat, flushed the radiator (not the block) and mechanic (thought) the water pump was ok. The fan runs all the time.
It still overheated so I thought I would flush it again. While I was flushing it. It started squeaking, mechanic said it could be that the water pump was on the outs and they just didn't catch it.
on the other hand he said it might be a main bearing which would be a lot harder to repair (for me).
Any tips on how to tell what the squeaking is?
and how complex/expensive a main bearing is?
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 AT 10:12 AM