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All of my coolant leaked out but my car did not overheat? the coolant also seemed to be bubbling inside of the reservoir..what could be the problem?

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    yadayada Oct 11, 2010

    of course it overheated, with no coolant the gage sender doesn't work

  • nas2t Oct 11, 2010

    that would make sense except for the huge puddle of coolant under my car from where it was already parked so while I was driving the gauge would not have malfunctioned.

  • yadayada
    yadayada Oct 11, 2010

    don't know why u even asked, u have it figured out the water pump let go

  • nas2t Oct 12, 2010

    I just replaced my water pump a few months ago

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Once all the coolant leaks out your temp gage wont be accurate because there is no contact with coolant and the sensor that takes the temp reading. broken serpentine belt, weak belt tentioner, clogged cooling system

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