Q: My vehicle is leaking anti-freeze like crazy and I have no heater

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When I park the vehicle it leaks antifreeze all over the ground yesterday I went through a whole jug and now it's empty again on my way home it overheat and go about three-quarters of the way up the temperature gauge and now my antifreeze is empty and I don't have a heater

My car has 173679 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like you may have some coolant that is leaking out, causing the motor to overheat. Or, you could have a bad thermostat or a faulty cooling fan relay that is causing the motor to overheat which is then making the coolant overflow and leak. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose your coolant leak and overheating problem.

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