Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car is overheating and leaking antifreeze.

asked by on

My car is overheating and leaking antifreeze. I think it is maybe the water pump, thermostat, or radiator.

A: Besides the item you listed you would need ...

Besides the item you listed you would need to have the intake manifold, head gaskets, hoses checked. This engine has had all of these components fail. Your cooling fans will need to be checked for proper operation also. My recommendation is to have a qualified certified mechanic, like the ones at YourMechanic, come and diagnose your coolant problems.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How can I tell if it's my timing chain or something else?

Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, I will need a bit more information before confirming if the issue lies in your timing chain or not. Your car can certainly run and start with a timing issue, however it is not...

Q: I have a problem with my truck vibrating.

If a motor vibrates while in park idling, there is either a balance issue with the motor or an engine mount problem. Locating such problems is not for the faint of heart. There are several techniques that can be done,...

Q: Why don't my signal lights work? - 1996 Toyota 4Runner

The issue is likely related to the switch. You will need to trace the power supply from the source to the switch and on to the bulbs. This will include the flasher. The best way to trace the power supply...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...