2000 v6 possible clogged radiator? HELP!
Here's the problem. I was traveling on the highway for about 20 miles, all of a sudden I saw a white smoke coming from the tailpipe and the car wasn't running smooth. I pulled over and discovered a the hose leading from the coolant tank to the radiator (right below the cap) had popped off. I drove the car back, but it kept getting hot. i could only go about 5 miles at a time before I had to pull over. about 10 miles later i heard a ticking sound. I thought it might have been the water pump, but then it stopped. The heat didn't work so I changed the thermostat.I looked at it when I got home and when I start the car the upper radiator hose collapses and stays that way. I think the radiator may be clogged. Also the heat doesn't kick on (after i changed the thermostat) and on top of that the it seems to be missfiring a bit. It sounds a bit louder and when i tap the gas the slightest bit, it jumps to 2000 rpms and slowly goes back to about 1100. I have no idea what the problem could be and i haven't been able to get it to a shop because theres too much snow on the ground. Has anybody had a similar problem or any ideas as to what could be the problem? I'm a college student and NEED this car to get to class and work so I have to fix this problem as soon as possible. The only upgrades to the car are a cold air intake from americanmuscle.com and the new thermostat. Thanks for the help!