Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator fluid leak

asked by on

My radiator fluids (antifreeze) was all gone yesterday, and my car temperature meter went to hot. I replaced the antifreeze. Today in the morning after I moved my car, I noticed some yellow fluid where my car was parked. I checked the level of antifreeze, and it seem normal. I believe I have some sort of leak. Most likely my antifreeze is leaking.

A: Yes, you have a coolant leak. I recommend p...

Yes, you have a coolant leak. I recommend performing a pressure test to pinpoint the location of the leak. This test involves pressurizing the cooling system using a dedicated tool so the leak can be found. A professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose and repair your leak. I suggest you address this issues as soon as possible since loss of coolant, and subsequent overheating, can cause extensive engine damage.

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

Q: Engine noise and oil pressure problem

Hi. In most cases, engine noises are caused by too much clearance between parts or low oil pressure. If the oil pressure is low and you have an internal engine noise, there is a good chance the noise you are...

Q: Radio & clock do not work.

Hi there. The radio and clock on your 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara are powered by an accessory switch and electrical relay that receives power from the fuse box. If the fuse itself is in good shape (which it seems your...

Q: What are these codes that appeared on my car?

These codes are related to the engine sensors for mass air flow, idle air control, and the throttle position sensor. It is quite likely, given your mileage, that their sensors have become dirty/clogged, or the sensors have failed. You don't...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...
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.