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I have a 1993 Passat VR6 that i was driving when it spilled the coolant out everywhere. I refilled it to find the leak and there is only a small one coming from somewhere but now the car is overheating...why?

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Sounds like the thermostat has failed and is stuck shut. Car overheats because coolant cannot get to engine due to stuck thermostat.

On the otherhand, you could have damaged the engine (i.e. cracked block, head, etc) when it overheated and "spilled coolant out everywhere". Suggest you take it to a reputable mechanic that you trust.

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