Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Blew up radiator

asked by on

My car overheated and blew up the radiator. I may need a new cylinder head, radiator, thermostat, and water pump.

If the engine got that hot then you will need a lot of work. Most of the time the cylinder head will warp too much and cause the head to need replacement. The other parts should always be replaced when you have an overheating condition. If you need to verify that the vehicle needs this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to check these parts and replace the radiator if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Have an electrical issue under driver side 2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

Hello - the block connectors you describe are no doubt part of the vehicle wiring harness, and are likely not available as separate components. In addition to repairing the fender (or fender liner) hole you mention that is causing water...

Q: Engine shaking and knocking after spark plug replacement.

This sounds to me like the cylinder head has been severely damaged. If the burn of the coil and spark plug started on the plug end this would mean that combustion chamber temperatures from inside the engine were allowed past...

Q: hafdewa

Hi there. Please resubmit your question if possible and we'll be happy to assist.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.