2003 Sable ..Sooooo COLD it froze my coolant.
OK so, my coolant reservoir had cracked and due to lack of funds, couldn't replace it. Therefore, the darn thing cycled most of the antifreeze out and I was refilling it with just water until I could repair and seal it up. Now, I screwed up!! Overnight, it got really windy and bitterly cold here in northern Iowa. I have had the antifreeze to put in it, but I've been sick and had fallen asleep last night and now its FROZEN SOLID.
So, I went out to start it earlier and it slowly cranked a few times, then it fired up. All I know is there was a loud squealing sound and the cab began to fill with smoke. Now, I'd killed it right away after smelling and seeing smoke under the hood. I don't know what was smoking but have a feeling it was my serpentine belt due to water pump being frozen up. Like i said, I screwed up. Dealing with cancer here, got alot on my plate, perhaps too much at times. I hope no other damage is caused by this. I'm gonna prolly have to leave it be until Thursday when it warms up a little. I got a boneyard tank to replace it with, ..looks good but we'll see if she will hold up.
Any ideas? I'm really purdy worried about this. Thanks!!