I was driving on the interstate highway

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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I was driving on the interstate highway. I noticed that fueling when I pressed on the gas was not doing very well. There was some clicking as I pressed on the gas pedal and the clicking stopped when I released the pedal. At one point I try to accelerate and suddenly there is a loud pop and the engine shuts down and a spray of coolant escapes out of the passenger side of the hood. After rolling to a stop, the engine refused to turn over and the coolant reservoir is empty.

What happened?
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 9:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hard to say without seeing it but from your description, it has overheated and shut off. The clicking has me concerned.

You will need to have it evaluated at a shop to find the failure.

Hopefully, it does not have internal engine damage

Roy
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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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I was able to tow it to a parking lot near me and I left it there over-night, but the engine is still not turning over (battery is fine). Is this a sign of a seized motor with internal engine damage?

Ben
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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM

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