Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: radiator

asked by on

My car was overheating so my buddy took of the raidiator but we seen the fans not working either any suggestions before I go waste all my money?

A: What was wrong with the radiator? If it is ...

What was wrong with the radiator? If it is clogged or leaking then you'll have to replace it. If the fans are not working, then this may be why it overheated in the first place.

Without knowing the vehicle year, make, and model with engine size, I cannot comment further in detail. Vehicles fans operate differently depending on the make and have specific causes of failures. I'd recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose your radiator, they'll be able to see if it needs to be replaced or if any fixes can be made.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

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...
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.