I have a 56 plate 1.9 cdti 150 Signum, yesterday it started squeeking and then the car over heated the gauge went right over towards the red and coolant temp light started to flash.
I stopped the car lifted the bonnet and it had a distinct smell of burning rubber from the left hand side of the engine bay (as you look at it) I also noticed some coolant in the under tray on the left hand side.
I'm assuming the water pump has seized, my question is what drives the water pump the auxillary belt or the cam belt as i'm assuming it will need a new one of these now also?
I'm gonna run it in the garage tomorrow for diagnosis and repair would you risk driving it there its about half a mile or get it towed in?
How will i know if it overheating has done any more damage to the engine?
I am finding this car to be very problematic and it keeps hurting my wallet big style only a few weeks ago it needed an alternator repair amongst other things previous to that!!
Thanks for any thoughts or advice.