Car is Running Hot Have No Idea Where The Antifreeze Or Water Is Going?
Hi blueangelsc here I just put a gallon of antifreeze in my car Sat.went shopping had to cut it short because my car was back hot did not see anything on the spot where I had parked at was not blowing smoke from hood and by the time I got home I heard sort of ticking noises no water in oil.What could it be and where did the entire gallon of antifreeze go? Oh I also could smell it when ever I got out of the car.Just had the radiator cooling system flushed out 08-23-07.Help Please I Need A Way To Go
Thank You So Much
Re: Car is Running Hot Have No Idea Where The Antifreeze...
See if your carpet is wet, especially on the passenger front side. If your heater core is leaking it would drain inside the car. It may be leaking at the rear of the engine compartment and going down onto the exhaust and evaporating. Examine the water pump. If the seal in it is going, you'll see residue at the seep hole near to where the shaft comes out of the pump. Put a mirror in front of your exhaust and see if you get a quick buildup of condensation, if water drips from it you could have a cracked / warped head or serious gasket leak.
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with out knowing exactly how long it was running for upside down I would suggest that the engine is damaged It may have a hydraulic lock in a cylinder ( full of water)
If the car was upside down, I imagine considerable body and panel damage
Best advice is to save your money , junk it and get another mobile car.
You never want to mess with a hot engine and radiator since the hot steam is very dangerous. Make sure it has cooled down before you add the water and/or antifreeze mixture. You can check the back of the antifreeze jug to see what the mixture should be.
It's normal for the check engine light to be on when the car's engine is not running. If the car is turning over but won't start under its own power, then there maybe another problem unrelated to antifreeze being low in level. Did you ever notice white smoke coming from the tailpipe indicating a head gasket leak? If so, then the antifreeze is likely coming out of the tailpipe when running, or there is a slow leak in something say like the water pump gasket or shaft. It's a good idea to check what codes are tripped using an obd-II scanner to point you in the right direction. Good luck on this repair.
Could be several things from radiator ,hoses,water pump, FREEZE PLUGS ,cracked head or block. You need to find out where the coolant is coming from to determine it.
If the car was hot and you poured fluid in it the block,head or head gasket could crack. If it was cold and you just had watr in it the block could crack or freeze plugs could have came out.
overheating is most likely a bad thermostat, but the coolant loss is a second big concern. Does the exhaust look like steam? You could have a cracked block and the coolant is leaking into the engine. Also check the oil for contamination.
I drained my system out and ran a water nozzle into the coolant jug. this will help get any slime/grime out. They make a coolant cleaner you can use. I rushed plain water through until it came out white. But while I did this i had my engine running to circulate the water at a hot temp to loosen up other grime. leave hose in for 5 min while water is pushed through. go cut car off and let it drain for 2-3 minutes. plug your drain hole and put in Antifreeze not the 50/50. Pour in the whold bottle and rest with water. 1 gallon of antifreeze and fill with water.
Hello, anytime you have antifreeze running out of the tailpipe means the engine is ingesting it. On this application the intake gasket could be blown or the head gasket. Either way it is internal. Hated to be the bearer of bad news! Have a good day!
Real easy one. Look in your owners manual. You will only need about one gallon antifreeze. Mix 50/50 with water. Then if you drained it all just add your mixed coolent till full,engine running,hot,thermostat open and open air bleed if you have one after you replace radiator cap