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Your car overheated and the coolant leaked out of the overflow bottle. It happened a couple of times with my Opel Astra Coupe and my Subaru Forester too. If you're really lucky, nothing major is wrong with your car, but I'd advise a compression test just to be safe. The danger here is that BECAUSE the car overheated and all the coolant was lost, you may have ...
You seem to have several concerns here, so let me try to address them one at a time. You are worried about the car starting up properly. Since the engine would not turn over when you tried to start it, then it started right away with a jump start, it sounds like it was only the battery you need to worry about. Either you left a light on or something else ...
Here are a couple of quick checks you can do before taking it in to a mechanic: See if the radiator fans are running These are the fans that sit behind the radiator in the car's nose. If the fans are not running then the cooling system is unable to throw out the heat generated by the engine. If the fans are not running: Check the fuses and relays - a ...
I hate dealing with adding aftermarket parts and dealing with sizes. Here's the replacement Duralast Coolant Temperature Sensor for your vehicle and engine. In the description, it says it's thread is M12 x 1.5 Thread. The ValuCraft brand version agrees about the size. Good luck!
As far as the battery issue goes - one other thing to check is the battery connections. Open the hood and look at the battery connections and feel with your hand if the two wires (positive and ground) are fixed securely to the terminals. A loose cable can cause intermittent problems because the normal motion of the car (going over bumps, etc.) can move/jog ...
Sounds like the head gasket A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire or oil leaking from the engine could all be a symptom. Each of these symptoms could also have other causes and an actual blown head gasket may show none of the above symptoms. Hope this helped ?
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