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Q: The radiator hose burst on my cooling system

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The car was being driven by my husband, while he was driving he heard a pop and the truck just died, when he checked under the bonnet and the upper coolant hose had burst, so did another hose i don't know where it was.

My car has 1460222 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. Hopefully, the engine turned off ...

Hi there. Hopefully, the engine turned off before other damage was done. I would recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to replace the radiator hose for you and ensure that there was not any serious damage to the engine.

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