Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Coolant leak

asked by on

My car has a coolant leak.

A: Hello! The easiest way to locate a coolant ...

Hello! The easiest way to locate a coolant leak is to have the cooling system pressure tested, which can be performed when the engine is cold. The most likely failed component would be the coolant pump. It’s usually good practice to change out the thermostat at the same time. Once the repair is verified by pressure testing the system again, coolant can be added, and the cooling system can be bled. The car may have to be jacked-up to inspect for coolant leakson the underside. I would recommend enlisting the aid of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car vibrates in gear, but not in park

Many different parts can cause a vibration when the vehicle is in drive. The most likely would be an engine mount or transmission mount. It would probably be best to have this looked at in person. A certified technician, such...

Q: I have a severe engine coolant leak

Hello, the overheating issue needs to be fix as soon as possible, the vehicle should not be operated or you can damage the engine. An overall inspection of coolant system components needs to be done. Some visuals may have to...

Q: No brakes, but need smog check

Hello. If the brakes do not work at all, then it is not a good idea to drive the vehicle or have a smog test done. Most states require that this vehicle be put on a dyno to run the...

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 Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.