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After driving a few minutes, my car suddenly stops. The engine is very hot and makes rattling sounds sometimes. What can I do?

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What it sounds like you dont have enough water or oil in it you have to check those fluids.If thats fine then you have to check that your timing didnt move or water in your oil.

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