Why is my Renault Laguna overheating?

Last week, I was driving home in my 1994 Renault Laguna when I noticed the temperature gauge was rather high. I pulled over and steam started coming out of the bonnet. When I checked the car, the water reservoir was empty so I refilled it. However, when I start the engine now, water leaks out and the engine makes a loud rattle. Any idea what’s wrong?

Asked on 7 October 2014 by shaun63

Answered by Honest John
The waterpmp which is driven by the timing belt has failed. On a 1994, think carefully if you want to spend the money having it fixed.
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