coolant reservoir steaming
Drove the 89 XJ I6 about 6 miles to the shop today, and at the very end of the trip smelled hot coolant, pulled in the drive, and had steam jetting out of the small hose right at the overflow res. connection..... the half or less full overflow was boiling pretty good. I felt the upper radiator hoses, and they were cool enough to hold in bare hand...... I'm hoping the water pump died..... and it's nothing major. Anyone had this happen? I had no issues prior, did see a little liquid drip from bottom when I parked last week, but it stopped in seconds, and i never could locate a leak or identify fluid ( was on grass, and couldn't find the spot, the amount was so small ) I've been told coolant could drip from bottom of water pump on xj's if it's going bad.
Anyway, it's at the shop at least.... any ideas what I'm looking at possibly being the issue? I think water pump, but my kid's making me nervous, he keeps talking about head gaskets..... ( his only auto experience is limited and only import sports cars though )