Q: Car overheating and leaking

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My car got hot and leaked some fluids.

It sounds like you have a coolant leak. The most common coolant leak I’ve seen on your vehicle make and model is the intake manifold. The intake manifold is made of plastic and cannot withstand high temperatures like metals can. They usually leak around the thermostat housing (this is where the upper radiator hose connects to). Another place is in the passenger side back corner of the intake manifold. You need to have a qualified technician, such as one in your area, from YourMechanic, to inspect your cooling system in order to identify any leaks.

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