WHY IS MY CAR OVERHEATING, SHAKING AND CUTTING OFF

  • Tiny
  • Esha23
  • 2000 Chevrolet Impala
  • 14,900 miles

My 2000 Chevy impala started overheating and smoking from under the hood, It's also leaking coolant, it cuts off as well, when it cooled down I Tryed to crank it up but it would start unless I had my foot on the gas, when I pressed the brakes to change gears it would cut off again. Finally I got it to stay crunk but it's shaking and making some type of noise please tell me the problems

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 1:11 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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THINGS DON'T SOUND WONDERFUL THERE

HOW LONG AND FAR WAS IT DRIVEN WHILE IT WAS OVERHEATING/ WITH LACK OF COOLANT?

NOT TRYING TO BE A PAIN---BUT USUALLY THE ANSWER I GET IS MODIFIED, WE CAN'T DIAGNOSE WELL, UNLESS WE KNOW THE REAL DEAL

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 1:22 AM
  • Tiny
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The car was driven for about 30 mins before it hit the red line on The temperature gage I pulled over. It all started today my car has never done this before

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 1:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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WHERE WAS IT LEAKING COOLANT FROM?

A PIC OF YOU POINTING MIGHT HELP

DID YOU REFILL THE RADIATOR?

HOW MUCH DID YOU HAVE TO PUT IN?

WAS/IS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 2:22 AM
  • Tiny
  • Esha23
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Yes the check engine light is on, I'm not exactly sure where the coolant leak is coming from, Yes I refilled the radiator, low coolant temp light came back on as well as hot coolant temp light

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 2:26 AM
  • Tiny
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WELL...........

HOW MUCH DID IT TAKE TO REFILL IT?

CHECK ENGINE MIGHT BE THE 1ST STEP....IF YOU CAN'T GET IT THERE, THE SCANNER MUST COME TO YOU---RENT/BORROW/BUY?.......HERE'S SORTA A GUIDELINE

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2008-mazda-6-recently-check-engine-light-came-on-acts-doesn-t-want-start-put-gas

KEEP US POSTED

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 3:10 AM

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