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Question about the behavior of Water Pumps

If you are driving and your temp gauge starts going crazy.(Hot, then cold, then midway, then 3/4ths hot) and the vehicle starts to lose power,drains the battery and dies while leaving you stranded on the side of the highway like road kill with vultures circling overhead, is this an indication that both the thermostat and the water pump died, or just the thermostat?

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Alternator with a shorted rectifier.

bad themostat would let the car run until it boiled over overheated the engine or started leaking water through to the oil system.

Check Oil for milkiness. If it is present then it is the thermo and weak head gaskets.
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Alternator with a shorted rectifier.

bad themostat would let the car run until it boiled over overheated the engine or started leaking water through to the oil system.

Check Oil for milkiness. If it is present then it is the thermo and weak head gaskets.

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Got it. Thanks

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Did you fix it yet??

Also if it is an alternator issue fuel gage and other calibrated instruments will likely have the same type of wild swings as your temp guage. Since they use the 13.2 volts of the battery as a reference point and a bad alternator will cause that voltage to vary
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if i've learned anything from my experiences in life it's that if you ignore a problem for long enough it will eventually go away

dealership told me i needed a new transmission which would cost more than my car was worth, i drove it for another 2 years, b/c it stopped slipping when shifting gears.

brakes pedal sank down and started requiring me to press it down really far to work and then eventually it came back to life and works fine again.

cars are living organisms their immunie systems will eventually heal them.
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if i've learned anything from my experiences in life it's that if you ignore a problem for long enough it will eventually go away

dealership told me i needed a new transmission which would cost more than my car was worth, i drove it for another 2 years, b/c it stopped slipping when shifting gears.

brakes pedal sank down and started requiring me to press it down really far to work and then eventually it came back to life and works fine again.

cars are living organisms their immunie systems will eventually heal them.
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sounds like allah
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Wound up blowing the head gasket and junked it. Had it since 2012, for $3700 I guess I got my moneys worth out of it
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fuckin hell. $3700 will get a fairly decent car in these parts that will last longer than 4 years lol.
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