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My daughter drives my one owner 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser (4 cylinder). A week ago she picked up a rock or something and developed a hole in the radiator. I took it to my mechanic who replaced the radiator and the hoses. A week later she drove home from school and stated that white smoke was coming from front hood (coolant smell) and the temperature gauge was at max. I opened hood and noted that the overflow tank was empty, but radiator still full. She said for the week since the new radiator was installed she heard a gurgling sound from under the hood after she would stop the car. Any thoughts certainly appreciated.


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    It sounds like there is a leak somewhere that could make noise and empty the coolant system to make air on the system and make it overheat

    My advice is to fill it up again and bleed it and check again for any leaks. The leaks can be hard to detect and it might not always leak.

    For more information you can check these:
    Coolant bleeding
    Coolant leak

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