Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Lights not working after radiator replacement

asked by on

I just had a radiator installed in my car. This was because the car was leaking fluids and running hot. Now, the lights won't come on and the car is overheating

A: Hello! From what you describe, it sounds li...

Hello! From what you describe, it sounds like when the radiator was replaced. A connector was disconnected for access and was not reconnected. A possible reason for the overheating is the cooling fan may go through the same harness and the fan is not getting any power. Other causes for overheating is from the engine now being blown on a head gasket or possibly a stuck thermostat. A thermostat should always be replaced after and overheating repair, because the chances of a thermostat sticking are greater. You may need the aid of a mechanic to determine the cause of your overheating issue and make the necessary repairs.

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: Have a 3.8 and I changed the spark control module and the code keeps coming up 1993 Pontiac Bonneville

Hello - regarding your ignition system problem - it sounds like replacing the spark control module wasn't the correct "fix". Without knowing what problem code was set, it's hard to know what the correct response should be. If you can...

Q: How does the motor separate from the transaxle?

Hi there. On a 1998 Sebring V-6, the engine and transaxle are connected from the flywheel in the back of the engine. There are a few bolts connecting the two along with multiple sensors and a few brackets as well....

Q: Is there any way to change the headlight bulb more easily?

Engineers do not seem to think about anyone servicing the cars after they design them, and in your situation there is no way around getting access to the headlight bulbs. The bulbs in your car are Halogen style and do...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.