Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator leaking coolant badly.

asked by on

My radiator is leaking coolant really bad to the point I can see it dripping. It could possibly be a hose, but I doubt it since I got a tune-up recently.

A: Hello, A coolant leak should be repaired s...

Hello, A coolant leak should be repaired sooner than later as overheating can cause engine damage. Some coolant leaks only occur when the engine is hot and the system is under pressure. If you can't determine the exact source of the leak, you may need the aid of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can pressure test the cooling system. The mechanic can pressurize the system to help find the leak when engine is cold and recommend a repair.

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: My car begins a bouncing sensation when braking at higher speeds

Any vibration felt only when the brakes are applied would typically be a brake pulsation. If the brake rotors are warped, you can feel a vibration in different forms depending on which rotors are the issue - front or rear....

Q: Black smoke coming from rear tires

Hello. This is very abnormal for your tires and should be looked at by an expert very soon. It sounds like you may have something that is rubbing on the tire causing it to smoke. However, generally when a tire...

Q: Smoke is coming out of dipstick and where you put the oil in also the oil keep burning up in about four days and its starting to s

Hello. This suggests you have a couple of different problems that may be indirectly related. Smoke coming out of the dipstick to a certain degree is OK, however if this is excessive, this is not good and should be looked...

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 Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...