Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hose leaking badly

asked by on

I have a bad leak and my Check Engine light is coming on. I might need a hose replaced.

A: If you have a bad coolant leak then that ne...

If you have a bad coolant leak then that needs to be found and repaired first as you do not want the engine to overheat. If you cannot tell for sure where the leak is, then a mechanic would typically do a pressure test of the cooling system. It is common for a hose to leak, but even more common for the heater hose adaptors to leak at the engine. The computer also needs to be scanned for codes. This would need to be done with a code reader. With the codes on hand a mechanic would be able to tell if the codes are there because of the coolant leak or if there is another issue. I recommend having a mechanic locate the source of any leaks and make the repairs needed to prevent further issues.

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 is making a grinding noise and brakes pop when turning and braking

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. From what you've described I believe you have a problem with your brakes. Screeching and popping could all be due to brakes pads being metal to metal. You need to...

Q: Air conditioner not working after a battery change

Hello. Thank you for writing in. At first, disconnect the battery and verify that all of the wires in the starting system and charging system are clean, dry, and tight. Make sure the battery cables are corrosion free, and have...

Q: My brake fluid is leaking rapidly (in about 3 minutes) out of the rear right tire.

Hi, thanks for writing in. A brake fluid leak is a major problem and the vehicle should not be driven until the leak is diagnosed and repaired. You may have a damaged hose, rusted through brake line, or a leaking...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.