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I Could Just Scream! My Car! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! - UPDATE P3

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Birch Run Farm, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Ugh, I think the water pump went on my Escape today. I barely got home with an over heating engine. I saw it was leaking when I left work.

    I already called my boss telling him I don't think I can get it out of the driveway tomorrow. BTW- I start work at 0515. Yeah right.

    Crap, how much is this going to cost me? Seems like every repair is a minimum of $500 anymore. Water pump replacement- can anyone tell me what to expect for the job? I think I have towing insurance and will call tomorrow. I don't want to crack the block or head on it so I don't want to drive it.

    Plus it is going to be 5 + F tonight, very cold.

    Even worse I was supposed to go pick up half a butchered pig after work tomorrow AND my NEW 7 foot back blade for my tractor. Winter waits for no one here in VT.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Momma said ther'd be days like this...

    Hang in there... this too shall pass.
  3. runamuck

    runamuck Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern michigan
    I hate when cars do this... MY hubby who worked as an auto mec. until he got his new job in a diffrent field says your about right on the 500.00 price tag . But... thats here in michigan soooo it could be less or more sorry!!!!![​IMG]
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Yikes, are you sure it's leaking from the water pump?

    I hate paying anybody to wrench on anything. A $30 pump from Autozone and a couple hours in the driveway suits me just fine...

    Do you know anybody handy with a wrench?
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Oh man, that really stinks. How much snow did you get down there yesterday? Winter in Vermont really does not wait for anyone, I hope my pheasants will survive, better winter proof it this weekend.
  6. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    It could be a number of things other than the water pump. CHeck it out before you panic and you could find it is a simple fix.
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    New water pump for an escape is around $67 at advance auto parts.

    $400 is a lot of labor to pay to have it put on.

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    FORD Fix Or Repair Daily - Found On Road Dead
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    When it rains, it pours. Sorry about your troubles, and hope it's an easy cheap fix. [​IMG]
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Ha! You are such a nut Debi. You too must drive a GM.

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