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Old 08-14-2018, 09:12 AM
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Hey guys, I've got a 2000 Dakota. The CHECK GAGES light was coming on for a couple of weeks... I realized yesterday that there was almost no radiator fluid in there. Now the engine is knocking pretty bad and there's a burning smell. Could this be a blow head gasket? What else do you think it could be?
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:26 AM
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What engine? If you ran it that low on coolant, good chance it's time for a new motor.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:30 AM
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The CHECK GAGES light was coming on for a couple of weeks... I realized yesterday that there was almost no radiator fluid in there.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:42 AM
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I agree, if there was no coolant going through the engine to cool it you just expanded all the parts in the engine from the heat.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:52 PM
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Check gauges came on and you didn't check the gauges that were trying to tell you of a problem.Then drive 2 weeks until the engine starts knocking. Head gasket would not be the only problem now. Likely need an engine now that you waited 2 weeks to check anything. I suggest you turn your keys in and ride a bicycle. You may not be qualified to drive a vehicle.
 
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