Car died while driving and engine hot and smoking!

15

Asked by Nov 10, 2016 at 12:14 PM about the 2006 Dodge Charger RT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I came across this site looking for answers
for my 06 Dodge Charger RT 5.7L...i am
currently sitting on the side of the road in
Baytown,TX because my car shut off while i
was sitting at the light and smoke started
coming from the hood. When i lifted it up the
engine was smoking bad from the sides of
the engine. After a few minutes i released
the radiator cap and it was smoking bad. I
let it sit there and a guy came and added
water to the tank and it started bubbling
really bad and all of a sudden it started
shooting out water i think the color went
from a brownish red and then almost a black
color. I don't know exactly what's going on i
keep getting different answers from guys
who stop and try to help me but i need to
know from someone who has had this
problem or dealt with it. It still doesn't want
to start but it turns over like it wants to and
its been about an hour. Someone please
give me some advice here. I am a 41 yr old
female who don't want to be screwed over
by the shops. Having knowledge before
would help me know. Thank you to anyone
who can help.

4 Answers

35

When your Charger stalled out, did you try to restart it? If so, did it crank over and try to start or just do nothing? Did you notice any lights come on the dash before it stalled out?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

Now that it has cooled off i added more water to the radiator and water was coming out of 2 pin holes from the back of the engine on a medal pipe attached. What would cause that?

15

I did try and start it again and it did not even try to turn over it just clicked. Smoke was immediately coming from the hood. My temperature gage never even left the half way mark.

35

It's possible that the car overheated and seized the motor. What caused the overheating could be many different issues, it's hard to say exactly what though. Then after sitting for an hour, it cooled down enough to free up and try to start again. It really needs to get to a shop to see what caused the initial issue.

Your Answer

Charger

Looking for a Used Charger in your area?

CarGurus has 36,008 nationwide Charger listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
    Supanovah
    Reputation
    2,280
  • #2
    Willie Francis
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
342 Great Deals out of 41,799 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chrysler 300
340 Great Deals out of 19,603 listings starting at $1,400
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
885 Great Deals out of 72,237 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,664 Great Deals out of 158,105 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Corvette
113 Great Deals out of 16,308 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
483 Great Deals out of 31,772 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
262 Great Deals out of 24,897 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 89,572 listings starting at $1,444
Used Ford F-150
2,999 Great Deals out of 231,240 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 20,318 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
801 Great Deals out of 40,246 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Malibu
983 Great Deals out of 53,481 listings starting at $1,599
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
591 Great Deals out of 65,849 listings starting at $7,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Dodge Charger For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 20,491 listings starting at $20,340
2017 Dodge Charger For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 3,815 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Dodge Charger For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 2,777 listings starting at $13,691
2015 Dodge Charger For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,508 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Dodge Charger For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 2,178 listings starting at $8,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.