I have an 08 Hyundai veracruz and while driving it over h...

I have an 08 Hyundai veracruz and while driving it over heated and shut off. The [radiator](/topics-radiator-hyundai/) was empty and had a crack, all of the fluid leaked out. Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the hoses? An...

I have an 08 Hyundai veracruz and while driving it over heated and shut off. The [radiator](/topics-radiator-hyundai/) was empty and had a crack, all of the fluid leaked out. Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the hoses? And just to clarify, can you actually see the leak? I had the radiator replaced 2 years ago when I purchased the car Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Veracruz yourself? What have you tried so far? And yes I can see the leak Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? I'm gonna have a mobile mechanic fix it. 1 person says there's a sensor that shuts off the engine as a safety precaution when over heating but someone else said my engine is locked.

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Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thank you for contacting us for assistance with your vehicle. I'm Ron. I will be happy to assist you with your question. May I ask to whom I have the pleasure of speaking with today?
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Good morning Stephanie. Nice to see you today! I'm sorry to hear you are having this problem. I know this can be frustrating. Please give me one moment to type out some information for you. Sit tight one minute. I'll be right back !

ok thank you
Automotive Expert
Thank you for holding Stephanie, Unfortunately, there is no switch and or sensor that will shut the engine down when it overheats so if the engine was extremely hot when it lost the coolant then it's very likely locked up. I would suggest that before you spend money on the new radiator that you have your mechanic remove the spark plugs to see if there is any coolant in the cylinders which could cause a liquid lock and if that checks okay, have him try turning the engine over by hand with a socket and breaker bar on the crankshaft pulley. If there is no coolant in the cylinders and the engine will still turn over then it's not seized and it can likely be repaired with the new radiator.

there was no coolant in the radiator it was water
Automotive Expert
Water would be the same liquid lock if water and or coolant was entering the cylinders due to the head gasket being blown when it overheated. Pulling the spark plugs will tell him if that is the case. if there is water/coolant in the cylinders then that would indicate the head gasket was blown due to the overheating.

thank you so much
Automotive Expert
You're very welcome, Stephanie Glad I could be of some help today! I hope everything works out well for you! If there are any additional questions on this issue that should arise, please feel free to reply and ask! Have a great day.

Thank you and you also have a safe and wonderful day

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