Q: Hi Jeffrey! A hose popped in my G37 and I saw blue coolant splash on everything under the hood.

asked by on April 06, 2017

A hose popped and blue coolant splashed on things under my hood. All my lights came on and I had to get the car towed!

My car has 132400 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Radiator Hose Replacement $158.69 - $702.14 Get a Quote

Hi There, It sounds like you may have had a radiator hose burst resulting in the coolant leaking as you describe. This can happen when these hoses get old or develop cracks in them which causes them to become brittle and eventually burst. This happens as a result of the dramatic temperature changes every time the engine warms up and cools down. As you know, it is important not to drive the car if these hoses burst as this causes a severe loss of coolant which can damage the engine when this goes unattended to. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to replace your coolant hoses to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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

What others are asking

When I step on the gas I hear a noise on the left rear.

Hello there, a few different issues will cause a noise in the rear and a pull with your 2004 Jeep Liberty. The control arms, and shocks are a great place to start. A few other issues will cause these symptoms...

Engine oil pressure warning light on

The engine oil pressure light is the to warn the driver when there is not enough oil pressure. This light usually comes on when the oil is far below the needed pressure to properly lubricate the engine. The oil level...

Trunk not closing

The latch is most likely to blame. The latch is on the trunk lid, the striker is bolted to the bottom. Check the lever in the latch is not partially closed. Have someone hold the trunk release lever, take a...

I have a 2011 Buick LaCrosse automatic. When i put the car in reverse it gives me resistance when i hit the gas. If i don’t push t

This problem may be caused by a sticking defective pressure control solenoid in the transmission and you will need to have the transmission pressure tested to verify the solenoid needs replaced. You may also need to replace the transmission control...

Coolant leak and heater is not functioning

Hello. If your engine is leaking coolant then it is likely causing, at least partially, your heater malfunctions. The heater uses engine coolant to generate heat and if the engine is leaking or runs low the coolant may not reach...

P0420 code. Jeep wrangler 2011 with 111000 miles. Code disappears after appearing. Light lawnmover sound on acceleration

The P0420 code relates to catalyst efficiency however many of the underlying causes of the code have nothing to do with a fault in the converter itself. To evaluate that code, among the data of interest are long and short...

I have a VW polo 1.2 petrol and its causing serious frustration to me my car wobble continuously even after changing all parts. I

If your vehicle is shaking very badly, it is possible that you have an engine or transmission mount that is worn. These mounts are made of rubber and when they wear out, they cause the engine to shake. This vibration...

What does the brake light and traction slip control light going on and off from time to time while driving and sometimes?

Hello. The brake warning light and traction control light illuminate when the computer has detected an issue with either system. They illuminate together because they effect and rely on each other. The best place to start would be to have...

Idle fluctuates and then stalls.

What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Lincoln Town Car
2011 2011 marked the final year for Lincoln’s aging Town Car. It offered an immense amount of space in the front and the rear, as well as the iconic style for which the line was known. Key Features Perhaps...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Infiniti EX
If If you’re in search of sport meets practicality, the EX may just be your perfect match. With the sedan-like driving of its G37 sibling combined with utility functionality and plenty of power under the hood, this is one SUV...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Like to Go Off-Roading
Your Your best bet for off-roading is a 4x4 SUV. Depending on the model that pleases you most, though, you might have to shop around a bit to find a good used one. That’s simply because off-roaders typically become very...