why does my car sound like it has a waterfall inside? and why does it keep dying?

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Asked by Oct 25, 2013 at 04:56 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

every time i push the clutch in, the engine just about dies. and it was running really hot
before, but i put some water and coolant in and it seems fine, just the waterfall sound and
the dying problem now

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6,015

is it smoking really bad? how often does it go through water?

35

not smoking at all. and never goes through water

6,015

when was the last time you changed your thermostat ? or are you saying you got the over heating problem fixed ?

35

its not really overheating anymore after i added the water and coolant. just dies randomly and sounds like a waterfall

6,015

you have any check engine lights ? and I wish I knew or could imagine what you mean by sounds like a waterfall exactly .. could your possible get a clip of the sound?? not to be picky but try to not get a bunch of door dings and other stuff but a clip would be great though

35

i can try. and the check engine light just came on today. but has been sounding like this for a few weeks

6,015

well get it scanned then, and that clip will really help too

6,015

so ya get it scanned yet??

35

it only makes the waterfall sound and dies when i drive it around town. once i get up to about 30mph, it just goes away until i stop again. i had my mechanic that is a SFC look at it, and he said that the water pump is probably bad

6,015

so did ya ever get it scanned ?? lol

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