Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-103658-1ckfkgejs:173:8

Q: Car needs a new coolant bypass tube

asked by on

I think that my car has a cracked coolant bypass tube. It has the GM 3800 Series II engine. Is that something that I could repair by myself?

A: Ah yes, the infamous 3.8L coolant elbows, l...

Ah yes, the infamous 3.8L coolant elbows, located on the tensioner. This is a very common problem, but I would still perform a cooling system pressure test to be certain that the elbows are leaking. This test pressurizes the cooling system to pinpoint the leak location. If, after performing this test, you determine the elbows are leaking, I would recommend having them replaced by a professional. This job involves removing the belt and tensioner to access the elbows. A professional mechanic will be able to find the source of the leak and make the necessary repair.

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

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: Car not moving in gear

If your Buick does not move in either drive or reverse, I suspect an internal mechanical problem. The reason for this is that a vehicle will generally be able to move forward and backward if the main mechanical components are...

Q: My car is vibrating and making a noise - 2002 Acura EL

Hi there. I would first check for broken or weak motor/transmission mounts. This problem could allow the engine/transmission assembly to "squirm", changing the angles the CV joints and axles have to deal with. Worn CV joints could also contribute to...

Q: Slight resistance when driving forward, ABS light is on.

I would have a mechanic check it out to determine why your ABS light is on. They can check ABS codes with a scan tool to determine the problem. It may be a bad wheel speed sensor.

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...