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Hey guys, I was driving home my 93 Escort LX when it started making a bad scraping noise, I pulled off the road, thinking it was probably the suspension or brakes cause mine both suck. So it turns out its from under the hood. The sound gets worse, so under the advice of an autoparts store guy, I drove it home very carefully. While I was driving it home, the sound got terribly worse, I never went above 15 miles an hour. At some points it got really high, and sounded almost like a chain saw. The car was sputtering as well, but throttle response was fine. Anyway, I pull into my drieway, and coolant is gushing out from somewhere on the left side of the engine. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? waterpump? I have had to replenish the coolant lately, but the car never had a noticeable leak. I dont know how a simple leak could cause such harsh engine noise. Please help, thanks.
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Thats exactly what it was. Thanks a bunch guys. Parts cost me 50 bucks, and a I finished it up about 20 minutes ago. (Two nights after work, not bad.) The battery was disconnected, of course, how long will it take the computer to get into the groove, so to speak, cause the car feels a bit sluggish. It has 153K on it, so does the computer have to readjust itself?
The only pain in the butt of the repair was getting to the pump, but its a relatively easy repair. Most advanced thing Ive ever done though... Thanks for the help guys!
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