1994 Chevy Cavalier CAR POURING ANTIFREEZE

Tiny
KINGCORNELIUS
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 137,000 MILES
I locked myself out of my car with the car running and not even 20 minutes later it started smoking. I looked underneath the car and it was pouring antifreeze out of the bottom. It ran for 15 more minutes before AAA came and unlocked it. It ran enough for me to put it in the driveway. I think its the radiator hose but it could also be the water pump im not sure.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 8:11 AM

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Tiny
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Inspect all hoses and replace as necessary, also inspect radiator for leaks. Refill and pressure test once all hoses are fixed.

My concern is that the engine should not overheat because of idling 20-30 min.
You have a bad waterpump, cooling fan not working, thermostat, etc.

There is also a high probability that the head gasket is bad after idling without coolant for 15min.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 9:21 AM

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