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Leaking fluids my car stopped all of a sudden today and it had no antifreeze at all when we put water into the radiator the fluids just came pouring out--i tried to start car right after that and it wouldn't turn over is it a bad pump or hose or what cuz my car didn't really read extremely hot so i'm confussed havent' started in fear of messing something up had car towed

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Do not run the car with al eak like this unless u want to replace the engine, sounds like a hose burst, have it towed to a shop.

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