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Thunder Auto Repair
Santa Barbara, CA
Yes, you will need a press to put in the wheel bearing. Without a press you are talking and looking at really causing yourself a lot of headaches
First thing to do is to just replace your thermostat. Sounds like there is something going on with it internally that is causing the car to over heat. Also would look at the water pump to make sure that is it functioning correctly and the radiator to make sure that it does not have a hold somewhere.
Bent axle, I would recommend replacing the axle and the wheel bearing. Also have your suspension looked at, at the same time to make sure that all is well there
This could still be a head gasket issue and you caught it in time to save yourself a lot of money. If you take the oil filler off and look at the inside top, if it looks like "Chocolate Milk" then you have a blown head gasket. If you are noticing your car is idling rough then it is intake. At any rate I would do a complete head gasket set. The set includes all the gaskets for the whole engine which allows you to have the knowledge that nothing should be leaking at all.
the pump is bad and you will need to replace your pump. You most likely cranked on it to hard for so long that it burnt up. I have seen this happen a lot back in the mid west.
550 to 650
Check and replace your IAC Idle Air Control Valve sometimes you will get a code for the EGR and it is the IAC
Bad front brake rotor or both front and rear are bad, if you are noticing a pulsation in the brake pedal and steering wheel then it is your front brakes, if you just feel the back end of the truck moving excessively then it is your rear. Basically your drums or rotors are warped.
Wrong belt size
Check your starter relay. They sometimes freeze and make it so that your car doesnt get the starting power that it needs.