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if you do not see any water leaking ( dripping ) from under the car then I would say that you should start by adding antifreeze to the car and not just water -- if you are just adding water to the 'plastic container ' there is a chance that the car is just boiling off the water that is added, ( since water boils at a lower temperature then antifreeze ). if after the filling the radiator with the proper mix of antifreeze AND water you are still having a over heat issue -- then there is a chance that the thermostat or the water pump is bad and need to be replaced. could also be a cooling fan issue ( make sure the fan is turning ) --- also make sure the radiator is cooling properly. if you think that there is still a leak in the system you can have a repair shop pressure test the cooling system and they will be able to find the leak.
but again --- add antifreeze to the system and see if this helps first. you can buy antifreeze at your local auto parts store,, and since only water has been added - I would drain SOME of the fluid out of the radiator first and top off with 100% antifreeze so you have a good mixture.
I hope this helps ,, if you have further questions about this problem - please write me back here and ask and I will do my best to help.
you put transmission fluid in your radiator? You should have antifreeze in your radiator. You could have a bad thermostat that's causing the car to over heat. Does your temp gauge read a high temperature?
overheating is most likely a bad thermostat, but the coolant loss is a second big concern. Does the exhaust look like steam? You could have a cracked block and the coolant is leaking into the engine. Also check the oil for contamination.
Your radiator is getting clogged up with mud causing the lack of air flow through the radiator. You may want to install a mud deflector in front of your radiator to keep the mud from clogging up the radiator and may be run your antifreeze ratio 40/60 (antifreeze/water) the higher the water content the better the heat transfer, but your have to keep an eye on the level of the coolant level more often. Water will evaporate quicker but too muck antifreeze will have poor heat transfer and 100% antifreeze will gel when heated causing poor circulation causing overheating. Good luck and hope this helps.
Are your antifreeze 50/50 mix. Too much antifreeze ratio will cause over heating, the antifreeze will start to gel when it get's hot causing poor circulation. Water is the best liquid for heat transfer but it will also boil over and steam out the radiator cap, that is why antifreeze is added to keep this from happening. Looks like you have covered most of the base on your cooling system, Did you do a complete cooling system flush to get some of the corrosion out and it's been know for the orange antifreeze when gelled will clog up the cooling system. Make surer you have 50/50 mix and if you not sure you can buy a antifreeze meter at any large parts store like Auto Zone. Keep me posted, be glad to help.