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Q: Car leak unknown

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My car is leaking radiator fluid either from water pump or timing cover.

A: Hello. In order to pinpoint where the car i...

Hello. In order to pinpoint where the car is leaking radiator fluid, it would be necessary to perform a coolant system pressure test. The purpose of this test is to pinpoint exactly where the leak is located. This should be done by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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