Q: I got pouring out as fast as I put it in the radiator it's on back passager side

asked by on December 22, 2016

I got water pouring out of my motor on passanger side fast as I can pour it in

My car has an automatic transmission.

Coolant is leaking Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely leaking from a hose or heater core. There are several components on that side of the vehicle. Are there any signs of moisture inside the vehicle? If not you will want to attempt to locate the leak from the top of the engine compartment. If you cannot locate the leak there, raise the front of the van up and continue looking. This is the quickest way to determine what the issue is without guess work. With a leak that steady, the damage should be rather obvious once you get it in your line of sight. For more help locating the coolant leak, contact our service department to make an appointment at your home or office.

Hi there:

If you’re filling your radiator with coolant and it’s spilling to the ground quickly, it’s likely that you have either a radiator crack, a broken or damaged thermostat housing or a bottom coolant line is broken. You might want to have a professional mechanic complete a coolant leak inspection to determine what’s causing this leak before you decide to drive the vehicle further.

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

As I drive, the door locks and keep locking and unlocking, and acceleration seems sluggish.

Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this is due to a bad connection or a failing ignition switch. If this is occurring with the locks as well as a power loss then you may have a bad...

Oil leaking

Hi there. The engine, transmission, and power steering system all use an oil type fluid and the systems are prone to leaks, especially in the case of poor maintenance. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified...

My truck has a fuel smell in the exhaust and a horrible idle

I would suggest checking the idle air control valve to be sure it has a proper connection and is not dirty. As you may know, this reads the air intake into the fuel injection system as it is mixed with...

Transmission not shifting into reverse.

Hi there. If all of the other gears work and only the reverse gear does not work, then there could be a bent shift fork or the reverse input gear has chewed up the teeth. It is very common for...

Dirty throttle body code

Hello. There are very few diagnostic trouble codes that point out dirty components, maybe there was a motor control fault or a malfunction with the throttle body valve position sensor. The throttle body specifically is machined within tight limits and...

Coolant is boiling

You need to check to see if the thermostat is opening properly and if the cooling fan came on. The upper and lower hose should be hot if it is open. If this is your first time running the car...

Transmission cooler line leaking

Hi there. It is very common to see leaks at this connection. The metal transmission cooler line connects to the radiator with a set of flare fittings. It is common for these to either come loose or to become warped...

Air con not working and my car overheating but everything fill up

The air conditioning and engine cooling systems are diagnosed separately. The cause of no A/C can be determined through a non functioning A/C diagnostic. Engine overheating typically occurs if the engine cooling thermostat has failed, the water pump, or drive...

P0446 trouble code

Hi there, thanks for writing in. This P0446 trouble code relates to the evaporation control system circuit, which is a restricted vent path for the EVAP (Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention) system. There is a solenoid in this circuit that sometimes...

Related articles

How Long Does an AC Compressor Last?
As long as your car is running the way it should, you probably don’t even think about all the parts that are working...
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
The Best Tool to Reach Hose Clamps
Hose clamps are present in most cars, but can be hard to reach. Remote access hose clamp pliers solve this common issue for automotive technicians.