why did i car loose coolant?

Asked by May 01, 2017 at 01:29 PM about the 2007 Dodge Caliber R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

drove car about 3 miles, temp gauge jumped to hot. took radiator cap off,
radiator and overflow reservoir were empty, just filled them both less than a
week ago.

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Clearly you have a leak. It could be a hole in the radiator or a hose. The water pump could be leaking. It could also be a leaking head gasket. If you have a lot of white exhaust smoke your head gaskets are probably to blame.

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