2001 Chevy Cavalier Unknown engine damage from overheating

Tiny
SHANIMAL.ANGELL
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
I was on a long trip back home for leave. On the way my car was acting like the alternator went out (lights dimmed, slight loss of power). I exited on the next available exit. Once I opened the hood I realized that I my serpentine belt had broke, so I had lost my alternator AND my water pump, which made my engine overheat. It was hot enough that it blew a hole in my coolant resevoir. Once I replaced my belt and coolant resevoir I attempted to start the car, it started but was VERY rough. I noticed coolant bubbling from bolts on the head. I was told some vehicles have plugs that will give when the engine overheats as a safety for the engine. I am clueless as to what is wrong. Any Ideas? Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 8:01 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a head gasket
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 12:32 AM

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