Engine Cooling problem
2000 Kia Sephia 4 cyl Automatic
As I was driving yesterday I noticed my gauge and realized my car was starting to overheat. I pulled over to the side of the road and poped the hood and there was radiator fluid leaking all over my engine and hood and spitting out fluid from the front seam of the radiator. As much as I didnt want to I tried to drive it to the closest gas station so I could park it and cool it down. Before I got to the gas station the car overheated and shut off at the light right before the gas station. I got it towed home and let it sit over night. When I started it this morning to check it out I noticed the car doesnt run as loudly as it had before and after about 5 mins it sounded like it was about to stall out. Ive checked hoses and they seem to be fine, but the gauge on the dash isnt moving either. Also the fans dont seem to be working either. Until yesterday I had no problems with overheating or funny sounds or anything. I dont have money to bring it to a mechanic at the moment, just hoping to figure out the problem. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
EDIT: Theres also a big puddle under my car of fluid and when I was checking around I wiped my fingers across the bottom corner of the radiator and got a hand full of fluid there too. If thats all thats wrong could that also be causing the gauge not to work? But what about the fans?
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 4:08 PM