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Car overheating and engine light on

Okay i was driving for at least 30 mins before my car started to overheat. now, the knotch went over the red knotch and was smoking. now we pull over checked where its smoking from it's smoking from the side by the engine. so we pour anti-freeze in the radiator and it doesnt go down. so we took a chance and drove it home, 30 mins later the car is overheating, the oil light blinks on and off and the engine light pops on, plus it's a knocking noise. the next day to took it to autozone and the code read a temp sensor, we change it and the car went back to normal temp but it still smokes and now the gears are shifting hard. it still cranks and drives. we can't firgure out what it is, and after fixing the temp sensor the light is still on.....what could it be?

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Well, driving it 30 minutes after it over heated might have cause serious engine damage, warped head, and other bad engine wear, let the engine cool down park it in a level place and check the fluids, if the water has a milky substance in it then you have a bad problem, if the oil is low then check for leaks, check the transmission fluid for proper fluid level and that could stop the hard shifting.

the smoking could be coming from the fluids that leaked out and when they get hot will start smoking, antifreeze residue will smoke for a short time, it might just need to burn off

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