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Coolant Fluid leaking, Car was stalling out, Now wont start.

It was working fine for a couple of weeks, then one day half my coolant fluid leaked out. I just put more in and kept drving it because i couldnt find any leaks or cracks anywhere. A couple days later the same thing happens so i got it checked out by a buddy. He said it was only the over flow of the coolant. It sounded true to me. Now in the past 3 days my car has had the tendency to just shut off while im at stop lights and to not start. yesterday it took me a half hour to get it started. Today it ran for a couple of hours and when i tried to leave work it wouldnt start. Now i still cant get it to start. Any help?

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I would move the car to a dry spot. Wait to see if there are any leaks. If there is no leaks on the ground but coolant is still draining, it may be going into engine block. Check oil and tranny fluid to see if it is miscolored. This would result in sever engine damage.
Also, if the coolant isn't reaching the coolant temp sensor, the car may not start or may not run properly.

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I believe, you have a head gasket problem,the coolant ,go to the cylinder,I wish ,that not happen ,good luck

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