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How to Check the 5 Essential Fluids in Your Car
Checking your oil and adding engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid are essential for maintaining your car.
The Best Tool to Eliminate Air Bubbles
Air bubbles can form while mechanics perform service on coolant systems. A vacuum coolant filler helps eliminate this problem to avoid serious damage.
The Best Tool to Find Coolant Leaks
Diagnosing a car issue can be a tricky without proper tools. A coolant pressure tester is useful for diagnosing overheating issues and coolant leaks.
How To Keep Your Car From Overheating
Monitoring your coolant level, turning the A/C off in very hot weather, and regular inspections will help you avoid having an overheating car.
How to Replace a Coolant Reservoir
A coolant reservoir is at fault if coolant is leaking underneath the vehicle or if the coolant sensor remains on all the time.
5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items
Brake fluid, auto transmission fluid, and coolant flushes, as well as cabin filter changes and valve adjustments, are all important services.
The Best Tool to Reach Hose Clamps
Hose clamps are present in most cars, but can be hard to reach. Remote access hose clamp pliers solve this common issue for automotive technicians.
How to Replace a Cylinder Head Coolant Temperature Sensor
Signs of coolant temperature sensor failures include sluggish acceleration, hard starting, and a Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light.
What Does the Coolant Temperature Warning Light Mean?
The coolant temperature warning light turns on when your engine is sensed to be too hot and is at risk of damage from overheating.
How to Replace a Radiator Hose
The radiator hose is an important part of your vehicle’s cooling system. The hose carries the coolant to the radiator, where the fluid is cooled, then back to the engine...
How to Use Engine Block Sealer to Repair a Head Gasket Leak
Head gasket leaks occur when engines overheat and can be costly to repair. Engine block sealer can be a quick and easy alternative for minor cases.
How to Calculate the Concentration of Coolant in a Car
A car cooling system works to transfer heat from the engine. Check antifreeze level and condition, and mix coolant with water to prevent overheating.
How to Replace a Coolant Level Sensor
Coolant level sensors are faulty if the coolant level sensor light stays on extensively or the engine overheats without the light coming on.
How to Replace a Coolant Temperature Sensor
The coolant temperature sensor switch is not working if the engine emits black smoke. The switch may have failed if the car gets poor fuel economy.
How to Replace a Car Surge Tank Hose
Replacing a surge tank hose involves working on the coolant system, which can burn you when the engine is hot. Stay safe by waiting for it to cool.
How to Remove and Replace a Heater Control Valve
The heater valve is integral to a vehicle’s cooling system. Replacing one requires a new valve, some basic tools, and fresh coolant.
How to Replace a Coolant Tube
The bypass hose in the coolant system may have failed when the coolant level is low and there is a visible leak underneath the vehicle.
How to Replace a Coolant Vacuum Valve Switch
A vacuum line attaches to the vacuum switch in your car as part of the engine’s heating and cooling system. A faulty switch can break your heater.
How to Find the Source of a Coolant Leak Faster and More Accurately
Keeping a good coolant level in your car is necessary to avoid overheating. If you think there is a leak, find where it's coming from to fix it.
How to Top Off Car Coolant
Coolant, also known as anti-freeze, needs to be kept at a certain level to prevent car engines overheating and damaging the engine.

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Can a bad fuel pump cause overheating and loss of coolant.
Hello. We will be happy to help you. The coolant system and the fuel system are unrelated. If one is malfunctioning it will not have an effect on the other one. The fuel pump is also not belt driven, I...
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Coolant leaking
If there is smoke, a leak is likely. Losses in the coolant reservoir would suggest a coolant leak. If you suspect a coolant leak, the origin can be pinpointed if you request a coolant leak diagnostic. It is possible to...
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overheating issue with my vehicle.
Hi there. If the reservoir is on the add line and is low but there is no coolant to be found anywhere, check the engine oil to see if its milky. If the oil is normal color, then the coolant...
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Can you figure out why it's overheating?
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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My car emits white smoke, which I think is too much. What could be possibly wrong.?
Hi there. When there is white smoke emitting from the exhaust system, that is a sign of coolant in the exhaust system. Check the coolant level and see if its low. If the coolant is low, then check the engine...
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I have a 2000 dodge durango 5.2 liter and I'm pretty sure it over heated while I was driving and it started leaking somtjing unde
Hello. It is likely that the wrong coolant was added in your vehicle. The coolant that comes in your vehicle from Dodge is an orange colored coolant called HOAT. This coolant is often confused with a coolant used in most...
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hi i have a honda civic 2002 lx the manifold overheating it turned on red because the heat by the thermostat and the switch the
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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Leakage on my transmission? 2008 Cadillac CTS
Hi there - check all your fluid levels, but check your engine coolant level most closely. The coolant GM uses for your engine (Dexcool) is, in fact, orange - not pink as most transmission fluids. Engine coolant will evaporate, not...
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Brown sludge in my coolant reservoir
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Oil is mixing in to the coolant, likely through a blown head gasket that is allowing oil to leak out and get into the cooling system. There are other reasons this can occur...
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I drove my car without coolant and the engine overheated. I got the car home and filled the coolant but engine is kind of smoky.
Depends on if you drove the vehicle with straight water or nothing in the cooling system. If there was nothing in the cooling system, then the head gasket may have burned causing the coolant to slightly leak into a cylinder...
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I have intermittent heating problem I have changed every cooling component and he continues to overheat in the matter of five seco
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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overheating 120 minutes (or more) into vehicle operation signs of cyliner head crack?
The cooling system can be pressurized, using test equipment, and if no external leaks appear, yet pressure drops, that is an indication of an internal leak of the sort you are referring to. Such a leak could be from a...
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My coolant leaks out as soon as I fill it.
There could be a coolant leak on a coolant hose, the radiator, the reservoir, the heater core, or one or more freeze plugs on your engine. It is best to on a pressure tester on your cooling system and check...
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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overheating and engine is shaking.
The condition that is causing the electric fans to come on selectively would be caused by the coolant sensor / switch. The sensor / switch is loosing contact connections causing the connections to the fans to cut off making the...
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coolant replacement
Hello. The radiator cap for your particular vehicle can be purchased a part store like Advanced Auto or AutoZone. The radiator cap should cost about 8 to 15 dollars. The Duralast and Dorman radiator cap listed at AutoZone should fit...
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Water pump gasket leaking
Removing the water pump on your vehicle is a 6 hour job and consequently involves pages of procedures, torque specifications, and a lot of detail. Due to the amount of time involved, it is not worth it re-installing the old...
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coolant leak
Engine coolant leaks at the rear, near the firewall, could be due to a failed hose, water pump, thermostat housing, block drain plug, and so forth. The origin of external leaks can be pinpointed by simple pressure testing of the...
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I have a coolant leak...recently changed the expansion tank...now I have a leak right in front of the radiator 2008 BMW 750Li
Hello - there is an air bleed hose that runs across the top of the radiator (under a plastic cover) and into the expansion tank. There is a coolant level sensor, and a coolant transfer hose (expansion tank to the...
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My belt and pulley fell off. What would cause this? Also, there is Green fluid leaking from front driver side.
The idler pulley or tensioner pulley may have seized up causing the pulley and belt to come off the engine. When these parts come off with the engine running, depending on how fast the engine was running (how high the...

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