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alright a while back my orange engine indicator light came on on the dash. It also regularly got very hot.
A little after that it became difficult to start if it had been driven for a while. I figured this was due to overheating. It would crank alright but had trouble getting to that one point where the engine catches and it starts up. It cranked at normal speed and the lights did not dim when i cranked it. The fuel pump also turned on and off so I figured it was fine.
Occasionally the orange engine light would turn off, only to come back on a little later.
After 2 weeks or so of this i finally was able to get it in to an autozone to determine what was going on. I was told that all I needed was coolant so I filled the tank with the stuff. The guy said to ignore the 50/50 coolant/water rule and just do 100% coolant from now on. While he was filling it with coolant, he told me to turn it on. For some reason he didn't feel the need to put the cap on while i did this and coolant spurted out and spilled quite a lot of it onto various things under the hood. He apologized and wiped a little of it away.
I took it back home and it sat overnight. The next day I drove about 20-ish miles to my mom's place. Highways and roads. About 14 miles in, smoke starts coming out from under the hood. It dies at a stop light and the battery light comes on.
I pop the hood. What i am told is the Radiator Overflow Hose (right next to the cap) has come away, and there's a lot of blackened material around that looks like burned rubber, so I assume it melted. I think the smoke was from the burning coolant, as the air smelled like it (sweet)
I got a tow to a shop and I receive a message today that
1) they need to replace my radiator because of "gunk"
2) they can't seem to start my car. They are thinking i need a new fucking engine
H/A help me not get fucked over a barrel. I am not too handy with cars so layman's terms
I also do not have the car handy, so I'll try my best
I understand there is a Hyundai warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles but i'm not sure if I'm covered