Hey guys, new member and desperate for some advice.
I was driving to work a few days ago and about 5 miles into my drive my a.c. started blowing hot. Looking at my gauges I saw the temp was as far in the red as it could go and I immediately pulled over. I popped the hood and watched as the radiator cracked, spraying steaming coolant everywhere.
When the car was cool I drove it onto a trailer and hauled it home, at this point the engine ran fine.
I deduced that the water pump was leaking, so I replaced it, the radiator, all the hoses and belts. Afterwards I started the engine and it isn’t running right. I don’t know how best to describe it, but it seems to lack power, as if its not getting enough gas. When I put it in drive or reverse it will go for a moment then shut off.
There are no leaking fluids, the car is running cooler than before and no smoke from the tailpipe.
I went over my work with a fine tooth comb and can’t figure out what the issue might be. For the very brief moment I ran it to get it up on the trailer it ran fine, so figure I must have done something during the replacement of parts.
Any ideas? Head gasket, warped cylinder heads?