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2007 Lexus RX350 Question: The water pump has failed & car is making a rumbling noise.



, Tacoma, WA, January 25, 2013, 07:27

What damage can be done to the engine etc as I have to drive 18 miles to get it to the garage/home. I keep stopping until it cools but I am concerned about the engine and more damage. The temperature gauge at first was going from cold to hot and back down to cold, as if the needle was broken but now the engine has cooled down the temp needle looks to be working fine although it keeps going in the red area and then I stop again.

Thank you

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    January 25, 2013, 08:50

    if its the water pump making the noise you would be better off getting it towed if not then you can drive it to the shop but make sure it doesnt overheat

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15380 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 25, 2013, 08:53

    do not drive and get it towed

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