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1996 mustang 3.8 v6 smoke from pullies?

I have a 1996 mustang 3.8 v6 and i was changed out my coolant today. I drove with no problem for about half an hour then parked it for 3 hours then cam back to my car. I was told to add more fluid once the car was ran and then parked for more then a hour. I added more coolant to the radiator and started driving. It was driving fine until i was goin up a hill in 2nd gear at about 3.5 RPM and was about to shift until my car started extremely smoking and turned off by itself. I pulled over to the side and opened the hood and there was coolant all over the place in my engine.I left the hood open for about a hour then the car was still smoking. I got the car towed to my house and i started it and there was smoke coming form the pullies where the belt is. Does anyone know where the smoke is actually coming from? Its definately not a radiator hose but i am in desperate need to get this car back on the road. Thanks for your help!!

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    shawnsz May 11, 2010

    was the car running hot? Did something lock up, like water pump, alternator, a/c compressor? Can you put water in it and see where it is coming from? And is it smoke or steam?



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If you drained all the water out the system needs to be blead always mesure the coolant/water so you can put the same amount in again there will be a bleeding screw on one of the hoses loosten and let all the air out. hope this helps

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