Q: Can a faulty repair of radiator and coolant flush with repair of housing lead to engine breakdown?

asked by on

vehicle just serviced radiator flush and coolant. also replaced some hoses, clamps, and I believe housing unit about 1 week ago at cost of $700. Today car broke down, different mechanic told me water pump broke and coolant drained into the engine, this ruining the car. He said should be a valve to release coolant so this wouldn't happen. The car did not overheat while I was driving. Could this prior repair caused this to happen today?

My car has 138000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is tough to say that the prior repair did in fact cause this, although it is possible. If any of these components are not properly installed, this can cause coolant to get into the engine causing major damage. If you’d like a fresh pair of eyes on the issue, I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the coolant leak and help you make the necessary repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can a faulty repair of radiator and coolant flush with repair of housing lead to engine breakdown?

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: The bolt on my headlight is stripped and I can't remove it

Hello. This happens a lot if you live in climates with a lot of moist weather. In order to remove it, the bolt must be drilled out and extracted using an extraction bit. Once it is removed, the bolt can...

Q: When I went out and tried to start it I turned the key and power came on, only clicks - no start 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4 L

Hello - I believe you have either a weak battery, bad electrical connections at the battery cables, or a failing starter solenoid. The click noise indicates the starter solenoid is trying to pass current to the starter motor, but isn't...

Q: Truck cuts off when stopping

Hello. Stalling at stops can be caused by many things. A few common causes are: faulty idle air control valve vacuum leak fuel or engine management issue The most common of these is a failed idle air...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...