Q: Coolant leaked from vehicle.

asked by on

My car overheated. Coolant was visible on the engine, but I did not see any busted hoses. I think it could possible be the thermostat or the radiator fan.

If you’re seeing coolant, there is a leak somewhere. Coolant leaks can originate from many places other than the hoses. This includes the engine, water pump, etc. A pressure test of the cooling system using dedicated equipment will reveal where the leak is coming from. When a vehicle overheats, major engine damage can result. I suggest you have a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose and repair your vehicle as soon as possible.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Coolant leaked from vehicle.

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: There is smoke coming from my car hood what is it - 2004 Ford Focus

Hello. This is a sign of a potentially blown cylinder head gasket. Often times, as a result of the car's engine overheating, the cylinder head gasket is compromised which causes oil to leak into the coolant passages and water to...

Q: honda civic lx wont start

Initially, the goal would be to get the car running but it sounds like there may be some unresolved engine faults based on your mention of the multiple diagnostic codes that were downloaded. A Code Scanner should be used to...

Q: Q: Battery?

It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...