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Old 11-16-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by seeth001 View Post
Oh..which means i need to change it right? Does it have to be done right away? Also, how can i check for bad belt? THANKS SOO MUCH
It HAS to be done right away. Your engine is magnesium and aluminum. If it overheats AT ALL in most cases you're looking at a new engine and they aren't cheap. Cooling system is pretty weak on modern cars; you don't want to chance anything going wrong.

It's not the serpentine belt - the water pump is electrically driven (from the alternator), not the belt.

Get it done asap - the thermostat is a $75-$100 part, but the labor is likely to be more than that.
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