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Rydir, Hopkins, MN, December 12, 2013, 16:56
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My car seems to run "cool", only heats up to 190 when stopped. Blows warm air but never hot. Brought the car to mechanic and they said it's the water pump. It would be a $1300 fix. Does that sound right? Would my car be over heating if that we're the case?

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    pushrod December 12, 2013, 17:51
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    Have the thermostat changed before any other work is done!
    See if that fixes this problem. You are right about the H20 pump! Yes it would be overheating.

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    Rydir, December 23, 2013, 19:05
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    It was the thermostat. $247 later I ended up saving $1000 on unnecessary work. Thanks for the info!!!!!

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    pushrod, December 23, 2013, 19:11
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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    ProfessorG December 12, 2013, 18:25
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    Price is to high, Agree

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    pushrod, December 12, 2013, 18:46
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    Whats worse is it aint the problem!

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    ProfessorG, December 12, 2013, 18:52
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    yep; good money for wrong fix.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13230 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 13, 2013, 06:32
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    could be plastic impellars on water pump if so equipped

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    ProfessorG, December 13, 2013, 08:10
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    Temp should stay 190deg.

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    Independence Auto (69 Answers) , New Hope, MN - (763) 400-8690
    IndependenceAuto January 16, 2014, 07:18
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    If you are still experience heating issues and have had the stat replaced, heater core is the likely suspect. I see issues with the cores often at the shop.

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