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How to Replace a Car Radiator
Car radiators remove heat from coolant after it's cycled through the car engine. Cars overheat and damage is caused without a functioning radiator.
How to Repair a Leaking Car Radiator
The radiator is the start of your car’s cooling system. Coolant from the engine travels through tubes...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler
Common signs include oil or coolant leaking from the oil cooler, oil getting in the cooling system, and coolant getting in the oil.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator Drain Cock
Common signs include leaking coolant, especially around the radiator drain cock, and threads stripping on the drain cock.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator
Common signs include leaking coolant, vehicle overheating, sludge, and low coolant.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Stay Rod
Common signs your classic car has a failing stay rod include rattling noises from the front and a radiator that looks tilted or about to fall.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Cracked Radiator?
The radiator in your vehicle is used for cooling the internal combustion of the engine. Coolant is...
How Long Does a Radiator Drain Cock Last?
Your car’s coolant system is one of the most critical on the entire vehicle. Without it, the engine would quickly overheat, causing devastating damage. Coolant is cycled from the radiator, through...
How to Buy a Good Quality Cooling System Flush
Your radiator does the important job of helping to keep the engine cool. Overheating can cause serious, expensive damage like a blown head gasket (which typically requires complete engine replacement) or...
How to Add Radiator Fluid
The radiator is at the heart of your car’s cooling system. This...
How Long Does a Radiator Last?
Your car’s coolant system is vital to ensure that the engine stays within operating temperature limits and does not overheat. It’s comprised of several different components. The radiator is the largest, but there...
How Long Does a Stay Rod Last?
In order to operate safely, your car’s engine needs coolant and a way to disperse the heat the coolant absorbs. That’s where the radiator comes in. It’s a crucial component of your...
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 Change a Radiator Valve
A radiator valve allows coolant into the radiator in order to cool off the engine once the coolant has reached a certain temperature.
How to Replace a Cooling Fan Relay on Most Vehicles
Cooling fan relays fail when the radiator cooling fan no longer receives an electrical signal. A broken fan relay means the radiator cannot cool down.
How to Pressure Test a Radiator Cap
Radiator caps are pressure tested using a cooling system pressure tester. This shows if the pressure in the cooling system is at a healthy level.
How to Replace a Radiator Fan Motor on Most Cars
The fan motor on the radiator fails when the engine overheats and the fan does not activate. This means that the coolant cannot cool the engine well.
How to Replace a Radiator Drain Cock
The radiator drain plug goes bad when the oil pressure is lower than normal, there is leaking coolant, or the Check Engine Light is on.
How to Buy a Good Quality Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor
Fans are necessary to keep the components under your car’s hood from overheating. Excessive heat can cause warping, melting, and other damage, not to mention the additional energy suck. The radiator...

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I have a leak in the front left side of my 2002 hyundai santa fe
What you are describing sounds like it could be a transmission fluid leak. I would suggest having the leak inspected and, if a repair is required, the mechanic can implement the repair right then and there. The service to request...
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Hi Robert, I bought a lexus 2002 es300 recently at an auction. Noticed that engine overheated. I'm seeing a gooey wax like substan
Hello, thank you for writing in. If a stop leak was used and it is creating a clog in the system, then a flush is where you want to start. Flush the radiator and do your best to clean the...
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Cracked radiator and cracked exhaust header which to fix first in need to repair fast and cheap for now,
The exhaust manifold should be replaced FIRST. If that crack happens to leak exhaust gases, that means CO can get into the passenger compartment. If that happens you won't have to worry about repairing the radiator. That manifold can be...
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I took my 04 GMC Envoy to better brakes for less as I needed to have it pass smog and the check engine light was on. They said I n
Inasmuch as YourMechanic is mobile, you need not bring the car anywhere as the certified mechanic will come to you and take care of the radiator replacement. If you desire mobile replacement, please simply use YourMechanic's radiator replacement service page....
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what would the cost be if we supply the radiator
Besides the 4.0 hours labor at your local charge per hour rate you will need to also supply the coolant for the engine and also the refrigerant to recharge the air conditioner after repairs are done. The A/C needs to...
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Overheating
Hello, thank you for writing in. You have done everything reasonably possible to resolve the problem. With that being said, if the new radiator did not come with a new radiator cap, you will want to start there. If that...
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Whats the Best way to fix or replace radiator support?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You will have to decide if the amount of work is worth it vs purchasing a new support. We recommend that you remove the mount to bend it back. To do so will require...
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Radiator
There is no temporary fix for a crack in the radiator tank on these radiators. You will do engine damage if you continue to overheat the engine. Check online for some real cheap alternatives to local expensive radiators. A cheap...
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My coolant fan don't work why when it's in good condition
The fan is operated by a thermostatic switch and a relay or control unit, so there are several components in the chain that could fail. Diagnosing a fan that isn't working is a matter of doing a point to point...
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Does the radiator on my 2007 sts come with a towing package?
This vehicle comes with three different engines and may have the towing package or not. If the normal radiator was not correct then the only other option is the extra cooling package. I would recommend looking at the old part...
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Is it possible to open my radiator cap too often - to the point that doing so can damage it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are not doing any damage to the cap when you remove and replace it, the cap will likely be fine. However, any time you mess with any component over and over again,...
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Car overheated on highway then died while I was coasting it to a stop.
Hello, thanks for writing in. While the cracked radiator and head gasket can be related, you are more concerned with the extend of the damage to the engine. The head gasket and radiator can be replaced, but the interior of...
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I replaced my radiator ,now transmission fluid is shooting from the front of my raditor
You need to check the transmission cooler line connections at the radiator are not leaking or came disconnected from the radiator. The line connection may have been damaged during assembly or the radiator had the wrong connectors and the ones...
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Turbo cooler leaking small amount of oil
any oil leak to the turbo can cause the turbo to be starved of oil and can damage the turbo bearings. i would recommend replacing the cooler or repairing the oil leak at the line fittings.
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can a fan motor that is going out cause enough vibration to loosen bolts securing it to frame causing fan to bite into radiator?
The fan bolts would not loosen on their own and may not have been tightened up all the way. I have seen the fan blades come off and damage the radiator but never a fan bolts coming loose. They were...
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i smell coolant and found some on top of motor
Hi Marcel. Thanks for submitting your question today. If you found coolant on top of the motor, then it is more than likely that the coolant inlet hose attached to the top & side of the motor either has a...
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My 1997 honda accord radiator leaks on the top alittle how to repair it the cheapest and will it pass a smog.
The radiator top tank if it is cracked will require the radiator to be replaced. It cannot be fixed.
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What could be the cause of overheating on a range rover rediscovery 2001?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Diagnostics on the cause of overheating need to be done before a quote can be prepared. The easiest way to find out what is wrong is to have a pre-purchase inspection done before you...
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Gettin s light brown coolant color wit s sweat smell was wondering how to tell if it its jus the fitting or the radiator itself
Your coolant is sweet smelling and is normal. The oil in the coolant is not normal and is most likely caused by the transmission oil cooler inside the radiator that is leaking. First remove the oil cap and look for...
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How long would a radiator hose replacement take?
You will need to be more specific with the year of the vehicle with the engine size and what radiator hose you need replaced if you want the correct time it will take to replace a radiator upper or lower...

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