Q: Q: Radiator leak

asked by on

The radiator is leaking.

Hi there. Most radiators have an aluminum core and plastic tanks. The tank and core are sealed by a gasket. It is common for this gasket to leak over time. Replacing the radiator is the usual repair. Checking and replacing the upper and lower radiator hoses is also advised if they have not been replaced in the last 4 yrs. Consider giving YourMechanic a call to help you with this repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Radiator leak

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: Steering wheel vibrates

If your steering wheel is vibrating when driving, that could be one of many problems, that may or may not be related to the need for engine mounts. Worn engine mounts will cause vibration, however, worn steering and suspension components,...

Q: Q: no breaks

The codes relating to the ABS malfunction should be downloaded and whatever the malfunction is, it should be repaired. ABS systems generate pressure spikes and who knows maybe the system is somehow actuating when it's not supposed to causing the...

Q: Car won't shift out of 2nd gear and is at 4000 rpm at 25 mph. Hasn't had oil change in awhile and dirty trans fluid. 2002 Ford Taurus

Hi there - while you have lots of miles on your Taurus, it is a cheap investment to have a fluid/filter service and engine oil/filter service performed on your transmission. Should that not restore proper operation of the transmission, I...

Related articles

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...
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.