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Old 10-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
I didn't get a chance to get the fan off yesterday. I took the car by a mechanic today and he said that it's most likely the water pump. He also noticed how wobbly the fan is as well so that makes sense. I already ordered the water pump and a gallon of coolant and it should be here by the end of the week. I was going to replace the thermostat but it will have to wait.
You may want to add a second gallon of coolant to that order, if you can. You lose a good bit during the bleeding process, if it decides to be difficult. It is better to have too much, than not enough.
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