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I was driving down the road and my car started to slow down…

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I was driving down...

I was driving down the road and my car started to slow down and I don’t know what to do

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

It’s not the battery.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2001

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I’m by myself at a rest stop. I don’t have any tools or anything and I don’t know anything about a car. I just seen white smoke when I cut the car off. And the coolant reservoir is empty

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White smoke out of the tail pipe?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No from under the hood
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Can you pinpoint the source of the steam?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
From the coolant reservoir
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Then its overheating and the system needs to be pressure checked for leaks and internal damage

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can I fill the reservoir up? Will that make my car crank?
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Has it cooled down yet?

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Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Does it crank but not start?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I hear a ticking noise
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 4 months ago

Sounds like head gasket failure .I think a tow will be required

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