Over heating

Asked by Sep 16, 2018 at 09:23 PM about the 2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car over heated on the way home from local garage! Replaced alternator! I was
driving 65 and lost speed! Over heated ! What should I do first besides check
fuses! Female needs you help before I spend money on fans and water pumps
etc!

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Your car has a serpentine belt that moves everything attached to your engine. Mechanic who replaced alternator might have failed to tighten the belt, causing it to turn other accessories improperly. The water pump is ne of them. It's possible that overheating was a coincidence, and you do have a bad water pump or thermostat, but begin with a check of the belt tension.

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