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Old 5th June 2008, 18:25   #31
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Vinit, please have the cabin heating coil of your car AC checked.
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If you have a heater, check the inside of your car for moisture on the carpets. (Heater core leaking)
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Considering all the inputs here, it surely is either of the following
1. Non-Working Water Pump
2. Gasket Leak
Aren't you forgetting the cabin heating coil?
Worth checking before doing any major fiddling with the head gasket etc..
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It it is gasket leak you should also see oil in the radiator.
also the engine oil filling cap will have a coating like curd.
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Old 5th June 2008, 21:14   #33
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I would have done it had I known how to. But I dont know much about repairing cars.
Will take it to the Garage tomorrow and let the Mechanic handle it.

But before he touches it, wanted to make sure of all possible reasons, for my knowledge as well as for the reason that most mechanics tend to do unnecessary extra work for the Bill to look pretty for them.
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Here it goes.
Went to the local Mechanic this morning. Showed him what was going on under the hood. He observed and mentioned there's something to do with the Fan but he can change anything at his garage and that its better I go to the Showroom.

Drove slowly and carefully to the showroom. Just told the observer that the car is heating and left him to draw his conclusion.
He observed and found that even though the fan was working, it was not working at the speed which is required. Around only 25% of the required speed. So problem with Fan. Agreed.
Next, mentioned that the Motor brush is at fault and needs replacement.

Myself not sure what it was, Asked the price. Turned out to be 2.3k. Asked the price of the entire motor. 4.2k. Advised him to change the motor.

While removing the old motor, which was jammed like hell with the Fan, he cracked the fan a little. His idea was to apply stick fast. Wasn't confortable with it. Asked him to use a new fan. 500 bucks.

Total Bill - 5k including labour & Taxes.

Not sure whether it is on the higher side or lower side comparitively, but its for the peace of mind.

Thanks to all of you for your timely suggestions.
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Glad you got it sorted out. The electric fan was the first suspect that had popped up in my mind.
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You did well, particularly about the motor vs brushes. Now enjoy your ride.
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