Q: Coolant sprays out of resevoir when turning engine over

asked by on

coolant sprays out of resevoir when turning over engine

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. Unfortunately, coolant spraying out of the coolant reservoir while turning over the engine is an indication of a blown head gasket. Typically, this does not happen unless the engine has been severely overheated. This should be confirmed by removing the spark plugs and would help identify which cylinder has coolant. I recommend having your vehicle’s coolant leak diagnosed by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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 sprays out of resevoir when turning engine over

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: Q: Car gets hot

This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...

Q: Rough idle and flickering lights.

This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...

Q: My honda city here in phil. has CVT w 24k km on it do you think it will last 200k km?? I drive fast and use paddle shifters often

The best way to ensure that a transmission will last as long as it possibly can is to change the fluid at the recommended intervals and to drive the vehicle with care. Oftentimes increasing the RPMs very high for a...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...