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?

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.