Q: Coolant leaking into cylinder

asked by on February 06, 2016

I have coolant leaking into the cylinder and the engine is overheating.

Hi. It sounds like you have a blown head gasket, cracked head or cracked block. Unfortunately, there is no easy remedy for this. Your engine will either require extensive repair or replacement. A trained mechanic will be able to inspect your vehicle’s overheating problem in person and give you an accurate estimate for repair.

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

What do the turn signal/hazard indicator lights on the dash mean?

It’s important that you’re able to communicate things to other drivers – the intention to turn, for instance. When you go to turn your car from one road onto another, or into a driveway or parking lot, you use your...

My car has low battery voltage - 2015 Toyota RAV4

Hello. From that test, I can determine that the charging system, as in the alternator, is fine. The voltage of the battery itself is very low, however. The starting volts are dropping way below the minimum, which means that the...

wipers don't respond to my commands. goes on highest speed and doesn't stop unless fuse is out

Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is very likely a fault with the wiper switch. While there can be some electrical testing done to verify this, the switches are known to go bad after being used for that...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
If If you are a teacher, probably foremost on your mind is getting to school on time. You would also probably like a used car that is easy on gas and not terribly expensive, and will hold your gym gear...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Recovery Reservoir
Common signs include constantly having to add coolant, visible coolant leaks, and the engine overheating.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Uber or Lyft Driver
Are Are you thinking of becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft? That could be an exciting career change – you’ll get to meet a lot of interesting people, and if you love to drive, what better way to spend...