Q: Major coolant leak

asked by on

I turned on the AC and smelled coolant. The truck then stalled. I opened the hood and saw coolant coming down from the hose on the firewall. There was also coolant all over the engine.

It sounds like your truck overheated and caused it to turn off. One thing that could cause it to overheat would be a bad thermostat. I would recommend having the thermostat replaced and make sure there is coolant in the radiator.

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. Major coolant leak

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: Will a 05 chevy 5.3 head fix on 08 5.3 block?

The cylinder heads should be interchangeable on these two years.

Q: Buick Car hesitates while accelerating, check engine light on all the time

Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...

Q: Smoking and smell of antifreeze

If you engine just started to pour white smoke out the exhaust then most likely you just blew your head gasket. It could be from overheating or corrosion inside engine caused the head to leak coolant into the cylinders and...

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...
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.