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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, L1, Shop Owner, Foreign and Domestic
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My 2002 sebring lxi sedan has a rattling noise in the pully

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my 2002 sebring lxi sedan has a rattling noise in the pully area. it has aslo started to act as if its overheating,I can see and hear the anti freeze in the reservoir bottle bioling but the temp. gauge is not saying its over heating do i need water pump
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Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: putting more anti freeze in and letting the car cool down
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Customer: not at this point
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  tracer5 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Hard not being there looking but.. yes, form what you ars describing is a possible bad water pump, It could be failing and not circulating as well as it should, Unsure hwy guage says not hot but boiling in overflow, Could be coolant just is not circulating and real hot water is not contacting the coolant temp sensor so could? be getting a false reading, I would have the drive belt removed just to rule out the noise on a pulley, component etc and if noise is still present with drive belgt off? then yes, this is even more a lean to the water pump, I wish changing it was easier, It is not, sorry, It is by design, I have included a couple links showing how to change and so on, I lean to the pump, but have to do what I suggested as a minimum to help narrow down