"Service Engine" light came on 5 days ago and car overheated next morning. Checked coolant reservoir: completely empty for first time in 8 years. Refilled.
Had codes read at Autozone. Result: camshaft timing issue.
Checked oil: no coolant visible on dipstick/in oil, no coolant odor in oil. Oil level is slightly low. I am losing 1/2 - 1 inch of coolant from reservoir each day I drive.
One other data point: for past month I have had 'sloshing' AC noise when turning /braking plus damp passenger side floor, indicating clogged AC hose (?).
Am I looking at a bad water pump? Am I just waiting for the pump to totally fail and fill my engine with coolant? Or could it be explained otherwise?
I can't afford to spend $200 to have it evaluated at the moment, let alone thousands for water pump repairs.
Thanks. Greatly appreciated
Edited by Edgeplus, 20 April 2017 - 05:33 PM.