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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

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  • eilee Dec 28, 2008

    I had same problem and it was a gasket



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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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