coolant keeps draining fast without leakage. 2003 alero l...

Q: coolant keeps draining fast without leakage.

asked by on June 28, 2016

I had to refill the radiator coolant in two days and I thought it was a problem with the water pump or radiator leaking but no leakage. So i do not know what the problem could be. I am far from any auto shop so I really can't take my vehicle anywhere without overheating and having to refill.

My car has 179145 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you are loosing coolant but do not see signs of any leaks, then there is only one other place for it to go. In the engine and most likely out of the exhaust. It’s possible that you may have a blown head gasket. You will need to have a mechanic pressure test the cooling system to see where the fluid is going. I’d recommend getting some assistance from a qualified mechanic who can pinpoint the source of the coolant leak and make necessary repairs to your car.

Was this answer helpful?
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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

car was running fine, now no crank or start. battery is good. what should I be checking.

Your Kia has what is known as an electronically controlled charging system which is unlike most vehicles that have an alternator which charges the battery. Your charging system is controlled by the car's ECM (Electronic Control Module). When the charging...

Car is randomly misfiring

There are a number of things that may cause this such as a faulty or dirty mass air flow sensor, a potentially a bad idle air control valve, or dirty fuel injectors. The mass air flow sensor is a unit...

2003 altima will not start after replacing CPS, checking spark and replacing fuel pump

Whether the fuel pump is new or old, the pressure has to be tested on the fuel rail to be sure the pump, and other fuel system components such as the filter, regulator, etc., are actually working. If the fuel...

Related articles

How Long Does a Thermostat Last?
No No matter what kind of car or truck you drive, it has a thermostat in it. This thermostat is responsible for monitoring and regulating the coolant temperature in your vehicle's engine. If you were to look at the thermostat...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Stay Rod
Common signs your classic car has a failing stay rod include rattling noises from the front and a radiator that looks tilted or about to fall.
How Long Does a Water Pump Pulley Last?
The The pulleys and drive belts on a car help to ensure that everything is getting the power it needs. Without these components working properly, a car will usually not be able to run at all. The water pump pulley...