Yesterday afternoon, all of a sudden white smoke started coming out from the right side of the front of my car. I immediately pulled over and when I did, I could smell nothing but burnt or burning rubber! My car was overheating for some reason too, so I let it cool down for about an hour before inspecting anything. I drove into a residential neighborhood: in the process, my car was jerking forward, as if the engine was forcing itself to stay on, but not having the power. When I finally was able to look under the hood, I saw that the hose that sucked coolent/anti-freeze out of the reserve to the side had melted off somehow, and my radiator wasn’t able to pull anti-freeze out of the reserve. So I noted that I needed to replace that hose immediately. By this time, everything was closed in town, so I’m able to drive it home and let it sit overnight, to completely cool down. I added some coolent directly into the radiator this morning, in hopes that it would make it a little better. I started my car shortly after, and it did. But it has the same jerky motion when driving, as if it’s about to cut off on me again.
Any suggestions? It’s still pretty early here and everything is closed.