Car leaked coolant and now it won't start

Tiny
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  • 2010 CHEVROLET HHR
  • 77,897 MILES
Car leaked coolant and now it won't start. What could be the problem?
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 1:44 AM

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Tiny
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Where was the coolant leaking from? Did any get on the engine, coils?
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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 1:46 AM
Tiny
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The car started smoking so I pulled over and the coolant was all over the side of the outside of the car so I popped the hood and it was all over under the hood also on everything. I let the car cool down and I tried to put more coolant in and it was leaking out the plastic bottle all over stuff then the leaking slowed down. I tried to get back to the place I was staying at the car started up fine so the kids and I left then after a while I felt the car slowing up then smoking and so I pulled over on the highway and tried to let it cool I stayed onside the highway with my kids almost 3 hours and it wouldn't start. So now it won't start and I don't know what's wrong and I'm stranded in another state and cannot get home.
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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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There are a couple things we have to worry about. First, where is the coolant leaking from and why it won't start. Do you think you would be able to check for engine spark and fuel pressure to the engine? If so, do that to see which is missing to the engine. Directions are on our homepage under the diy section. As far as the coolant leak, you will need to get a pressure tester from a local parts store. Many of them will lend one to you. Then you pressurize the cooling system and check to see where the leak is coming from. Let me know if you can do these things.
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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 6:54 PM

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