Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator issue with my car.

asked by on

The car won't start. I think it might be a radiator issue.

Generally a radiator is not going to cause a car not to start - it is only a heat exchanger for the engine coolant. I think your problem would be more drivability in the fuel (fuel pump injectors fuel lines) or spark (ignition coil, sensors) systems, have a mechanic from YourMechanic test for fuel pressure and spark to see where the problem originates.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Radiator issue with my car.

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: What precautions should be taken when driving with the trunk open?

First, you should only ever drive your Accord with the trunk open if absolutely necessary. Second, it’s very possible for exhaust to enter through the open trunk and circulate throughout the cabin. This can introduce carbon monoxide, which is toxic....

Q: Car won't shift into park

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check your fuse first, under hood fuse box. Check down by your brake pedal to see if the brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) or brake light switch is plugged in and making contact with the...

Q: What type of synthetic oil would be best for 2008 honda accord

There are many different brands of API certified synthetic oils on the market that work better than regular oils and it will come down to preference and price. I personally like Mobil 1, Kendal and Pennzoil. These are top name...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.