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Never heard a waterpump ticking but the fan clutch will. Does the fan move freely when cool and tighten up after the engine warms up?
Are you sure the lights aren't burned out? We'd have to dig up a wiring diagram to troubleshoot after that... Milt's Service Garage is down in Vallejo if you can't solve it.
Call Dublin Auto Repair (925)828-0243 to make an appt to check it out.
Find another shop. If your blowing fuses then we have something to go on. Too much resistance on the circuit and needs to be repaired.
Check power connections. With vehicle running start moving the harness until you find the gremlin.
Blown headgasket! Get a block check done to be sure...
When was the last tune up? Any check engine lights on? What's the air cleaner look like. You have no fuel filter so it's time to see the live data on my scanner.
You can spray carb cleaner into the intake boot and then attempt to start the car. If it kicks over then it is fuel related. Check the relay first. You can also beat the bottom of the fuel tank to shock the pump into working for one more journey. Call Milt's Service Garage in Vallejo to get the diagnostics completed. (707)643-7548
If the coil's part of the distributor then buy a remanufactured distributor. Milt's Service Garage is in Vallejo. Call Danny at (707)643-7548 to schedule a drop off.
If you have the R56 turbo model then you have a timing chain and not a belt. If the chain stretched and the pistons made contact with the valves then the cost of a used engine plus the installation could very well exceed the 5K mark.