Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator hose rubbing on pully or a belt

asked by on

Hi I just bought a car that has been in a minor accident but the radiator hose is rubbing on a pully what do I need to fix it and is it costly

A: Hey there. If the accident caused the hose ...

Hey there. If the accident caused the hose to move closer to the pulley, then you may not have much choice but to get the body shop to pull the frame back. If you can move the hose, then you could use some heavy duty tie straps and pull the hose away from the pulley.

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: power steering is leaking / I have the pump/ pressure hose / belt

Any rubber component on a vehicle system is typically leak prone after about a 6 year lifetime particularly, for example, if you break the seal that a rubber hose in a power steering system makes to a nipple (on pump...

Q: fan somehow putting hole in radiator

Hi there. If all the mountings are secure, the only thing I can think of is something that is pushing the fan into the radiator. Have the engine and transmission mounts checked. If the engine and transmission are moving around...

Q: Serpentine belt/AC Compressor

The A/C compressor or the compressor pulley bearing may be the cause of the noise you're hearing. You should also check the idler and tension pulleys while you're at it. If you'd like some help with pinpointing the noise,...

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...
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...
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.