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The engine sounds like its missing and wont heat up and it smells like smoke on the inside of the car!

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Sounds like you have no coolant in the radiator and your engine is overheating. And without coolant the temperature gage would not show that the engine was getting hot. Let the engine cool off, then remove the radiator cap and see if there is any antifreeze in the radiator. If it's empty, then you must have a leak. And the missing engine makes me think the antifreeze may have leaked past the intake gasket into the engine. Check the oil and look for evidence of water or antifreeze contamination.

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