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Q: Grinding noise and overheating while driving.

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There is a low, grinding noise when I drive. I drove it about 20 miles and it overheated. Someone told me it could be the water pump.

A: It could be that the grinding noise you wer...

It could be that the grinding noise you were hearing was the water pump bearings. Engine overheating can do extensive damage to your engine. I suggest you have a trained mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose or repair your vehicle as soon as possible.

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