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Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic,foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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Excellent: parked..heated..drove..all the fluids no antifreeze was

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i live in a hot state last week the temp dropped to 40 with high winds my car parked outside all day went to start it and a loud zing sound came on when it heated up it disappeared next morning started same sound i drove it fine drove it home when i stepped on the gas the sound came on again parked checked all the fluids no antifreeze was in the reserve i filled it start the car same sound but now the stearing wheel had a grinding sound turning left or right what could this be the car ran excellent prior to that cold day
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 7 years ago.
Hi,how are you?What type of vehicle?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
01 tibron
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 7 years ago.
Hi,from what you are describing the water pump has failed on the vehicle,causing the sound and loss of antifreeze.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

causing the steering wheel to make those grinding sound also? and no evidence of water on the ground no dashboard indication lights?

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 7 years ago.
Yes there is a bearing in the water pump that goes out to cause the noise,and the power steering noise was most likely from fluid affecting the belt.What you can do is have a pressure test ran on the coolant system,and where the system is weak it will show.
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