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Driving on freeway, engine made rattling noise and wouldn't excellerate any longer. Smells like it got hot, but temp gauge didn't register that it was overheated. Coolent reservoir is dry. Don't know if that has anything to do with it.

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If the coolant reservior is dry you need to open up the radiator cap when the car cools down and see if there is coolant in there. If it is empty, turn on car first and then fill up with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. Once it is full and you see the coolant circulating put the cap back on and add the mix to the reservior to the cold mark.

Did you check to see if your car has oil in it too?

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