So far I've found this site today and it has been really helpful. Here is the prob. I just bought this 4 months ago and I already had to put in a new fuel filter and fuel pump. Yesterday I turned the car on and it sounded like I had a loose belt, but everything was okay and I drove to a job interview. Later that day when I was driving home on the lovely LA freeway, my temp gauge was going into the red zone. I pulled over and waited for it to cool down. My water looked low, so I topped it off and I saw some steam. I waited until the temp gauge was okay and began driving again and guess what, it happened again. Upon closer inspection, I saw that it looked like my belt fell off, I mean, there was NO belt. The car still started and I was able to drive it home, but had to pull over every 10 mins to fill it with more water and wait for it to cool down. As I filled it with water, it started to leak and then almost pour out of the bottom of where the 2 water hoses meet on the engine. I thought that I was dead, but after reading some posts, I'm thinking that it's maybe the water pump? Anyways, it starts and runs, but it looses water, overheats and now I need a belt. Please tell me what the name of this belt is.
Here is the deal, I took 2 years of autoshop back in 1998 & 99 in high school, but my teacher drank tons during class, so needless to say I didn't learn much. What do you guys think I need to get and do you think I can fix this on my own? I'd love to take it in, but I just bought it for 5k and 3 weeks ago put $800 into it. All I want to do is go to job interviews and make money, but now my car won't even run. Damn, life sucks sometimes. Thanks in advanced for the help.