Cracked my rad

@ricki_911 (19872)
Toronto, Ontario
October 13, 2017 7:50am CST
A few nights ago i hit a racoon on the highway. He ran off and i honestly didnt think he could fit under my car. Anyways. I start driving home (45 minutes away) and 10 minutes into it. My car started loosing power. I wouldnt pick up speed . So i pulled over to let cars go by. I go to go again and this message kept popping up cooling mode on. I've never had that before I pull over again and call my dad. So apparently that means my car overheats. So he had to come out and turns out my rad has shifted (and leaking). So he fixed it enough to go home. Now im waiting to hear aboutneork today.
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• United States
13 Oct 17
Where is a 'rad' on a car @ricki_911 ?
@BarBaraPrz (20774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Oct 17
The radiator is part of the engine so it would be under the hood... we Canadians like to shorten it to "rad".
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• United States
13 Oct 17
@BarBaraPrz oh DUH you abbreviated it ! I do know what the radiator does and where it is located in most cars, born before 2002 !
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@BarBaraPrz (20774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Oct 17
What bad timing! That isn't something you should have to worry about on your vacation.
@ricki_911 (19872)
• Toronto, Ontario
13 Oct 17
Nope! I jist have to get home tonight and to work/ home tomorrow.
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@BarBaraPrz (20774)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Oct 17
@ricki_911 Is someone else driving you to the airport?
@JohnRoberts (63203)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Oct 17
Somehow hitting the raccoon affected your car.