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Leaking fluids today while going to work my car all of a sudden just stops--a kind gentleman helps me and sees that the radiator has no fluid--we fill up and the water just flows right out of car--what is goin on--didn't really notice that the temp gage was up it was in the normal range--can anyone help--i haven't drove it yet nor started it up after that but wanted to be safe

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  • lemonlme26 Dec 15, 2008

    the water and antifreeze came out on the left side where the hosing and belts are located--i didn't try to start once the car cooled i guess but i hope i didn't do more damage by adding the water to the empty radiator

  • lemonlme26 Dec 15, 2008

    would that make the car unable to start due to the heat and fluids leaking?

  • lemonlme26 Dec 16, 2008

    will the car start now since its cooled down--I'm getting it picked up by tow truck in the morning but wanted to make sure there weren't any engine problems--I've haven't had a single problem with this car for 4 yrs other than tires and now this happens--what would the signs of engine damage be--there was no smoke or anything like that no pings or pangs when the car just cut off--i don't know if it did that for safety reasons or what

  • Ronnie Houston May 11, 2010

    you could have a broken or split hose that is letting the water out .where is the water running out from> the front of the car or the back?

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You need to replace both radiator hoses....and put antifreeze in not water.....it sounds like you have a split hose

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  • Ronnie Houston Dec 16, 2008

    DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR UNTIL THOSE THINGS ARE REPAIRED!!! you will blow the motor if you do.

  • Ronnie Houston Dec 16, 2008

    it didnt occur to me that it might be the water pump but dont start the car at all let the shop do that, hopefully no real damage occured

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