The mechanic tells me the bypass pump has cracked and allowed the coolant to drain out. What exactly is a bypass pump, and is it easy to fix? Funny that ithe coolant drained out the radiator but the tank is still full??? It'* a 97 SE.
Mechanic explained it goes from the intake to the belt tensioner. trying to pressure me into fixing it ($170), saying that a rod or something goes through it, and that the engine will fail once the fluid runs out. WTF- I've been driving it like that for 3 days now it didn't fail yet
I think I should get it home and bust out my wrenches.