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1993 Pontiac Bonneville Question: If my coolant gage rises and then my car overheats, what is this indicative of?

 

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debbieciaobella, Womelsdorf, PA, November 18, 2012, 06:29
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As soon as I turned on my heat, it worked, but then I heard several gun like shot sounds. After my car was parked for several days, I saw what seemed to be antifreeze leaking from my car. I put in water, but the coolant gage goes up rather quickly, then overheats with smoke.

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    November 18, 2012, 07:32
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    Take it to a auto repair shop and get it checked! No way we can tell you what that is.

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    debbieciaobella, November 18, 2012, 07:46
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    I intend to take it to my garage. Oh, Madonna, Mia! Thank you!

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    pushrod, November 18, 2012, 08:16
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    Youa welcome! Wish we could be more help.

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    November 20, 2012, 09:05
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    WATER is NOT what the owners manual says to use. It boils WAY to easy. Hopefully your mechanic is told this info, and any other symptoms , for correct diagnosis. From your description , I wouldn't be suprised if it's blown headgaskets and or cracked cyl. head(s).Good luck.

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