alright heres how it started. i was driving home from work, and the check engine light came on and soon after the low coolent level light came on. i went to napa to get coolent (mixed with water) and i filled it to the hot coolent mark. before i filled it it looked almost dry. then after driving around i double checked it. and again it looked dry. so i added the rest of the coolent into the container past the hot coolent level. and it was running fine all day yesterday. and i just tried starting it because this is my only car to work. and its trying to start but it just wont. the coolent container in the hood is like dry again. its not leaking and when i squeeze the coolent hoses, i can hear the coolent flowing. this was my guess: that there is a coolent return hose isnt working to give it a constant flow. but i think now the coolent is just adding into the engine and not back out.
so im asking you guys. anything i can do hear so i dont have to get it towed to a shop.