Case of the Mondays..starting to overheat...
....but I caught it. I have stock '99 2.7 w/144k on it, been oil changing w/mobil one since I bought it w/70k on it, based on the advice from this site.
I was driving home and the temp gauge was on it's way north of half way when I caught it (it never runs hot), so I pulled off, cooled down, repeat- took forever to get home. Dropped it off at a garage for what I was hoping was going to be a radiator flush and a state inspection. To top off the night, on the run home from the garage, got bit by a dog, had to get a tetanus shot. The mechanic said that the water pump was bad, and the cost to fix is more than the car is worth. Trouble comes in threes, understood.
The Question- What's the best way to test if the water pump really is bad?
Do they get clogged? Any way to unclog it if it is?
The car's been great, engine still runs great. This site's been great, awesome info, I'm sure the car wouldn't have made it this far if it weren't for the info here. I'd drop a new engine in if the car had a sunroof, but I'm not going to bother to unless someone knows of a 3.5 cheap near philly. If I don't see a cheap engine, its up for sale.
Anyone selling trep/concorde/300m from this site near Philly?
Last Q....what can I get for it? Any takers on a trade- the car for a contract on the dog?