do i need water pump

Asked by Dec 13, 2015 at 11:06 AM about the 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car has never ran hot..drove 5 miles and overheated to the red. put 50/50
coolant in and got home...thought it was thermostat and replaced..drove
the next day for 50 miles and never overheated..got back in car to go home
and within 2 miles, it shot up to extreme hot in the red....sat, cooled, put
water in and drove and kept hot 3/4 way,,when stopped , got real
hot,,,going somewhat slow , it wasnt as hot..

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Why do you have to add coolant? Is the coolant leaking out? I suspect that you are loosing all your coolant so find the leak. Check the hoses, water pump and radiator for leaks.

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