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Another BIG problem HELP

Now I have something even more disturbing to tell. On the way to practice today the heat gauge showed hot so I pulled over into a grocery store parking lot. A little steam was coming from under the cooling housing unit. I put my hand on the lid to the coolant housing unit to see if it was hot and it was. Then BAM I had fluid spewing out of the cooling housing and out from under the car. So I go inside the grocery store and buy some coolant for my car. I filled the coling housing about half way with the coolant and started on my way home. I get on the highway and about a mile or two down the highway the heat gauge stoped reading hot and went to cool and the red light on the left side of the panel went off and my check engine light can on. I continue to drive home and right as I am getting off the highway everything locks up and I hit the brakes, the car is dead. I tried to start it and it just made a noise like a grunt. So I jumped out of the car poped the hood when these girl asked me if I need a ride, I said yes and they drove me to my house. I went inside and called some people to help me no one could. So I finaly got someone to take me back out there and I brought water to fill the coolant housing back up. When I got there the coolant housing was completly empty. I filled it up with water insted of the expensive fluid. after I filled it up I noticeda hole in the coolant housing on top, so I plugged it with electrical tape (it was all I had in my car) and it reluctanly started up. After it started up I dropped my friend back near where she parked her car and I headed home. About a mile down the road at a stop sign I lost all power again. I jumped out of the car poped the hood but this time the water was still in the coolant housing anly some had came out. so I got back in the car and started it up which it didn't start well. I drove it home about another mile and it died again right when I got it in the driveway. Anyone have any Ideas what the problam might be?
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if you have a first gen 3.5, there is a bleeder valve in the neck for the thermostat, you could be air locked, but i believe that the problems are deeper than that. how old is the waterpump, have you ever flushed the radiator. if you could give some more info on the car we may be able to help.
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Re: Another BIG problem HELP

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when these girl asked me if I need a ride, I said yes and they drove me to my house.
dude, you at least got their phone #'s, right?

anyway, i hope you didn't completely seize her up...:(
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Well I bought the car off of my dad at around 74,000 miles and now it is at 122,000. I personally haven't flushed the radiator and I know that it still has the original water pump. There is a small hole in my coolant housing which I am seeling up right now. I looked at all of the hoses coming from the coolant housing and they are all good. My trep is a first gen it is a 96. On the cooolant housing I am also having trouble finding where one of the hoses goes. I think it might ave poped off, which also might be causing the trep to loose it's coolant. You know the hose coming from the coolant housing that runs though that circle shaped hole that is attced to the housing. That is the one where I don't know where to attach it too. Yesterday wher I was messing with that hose it just basicly cam away from wherever it was, unlike the rest of the hoses which had clamped and I had to pull really hard to get off.

Oh, and no I didn't get the #'s. I probably should have, but the trep has never given me any trouble before so I was in shock.
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