Q: Radiator leaking from crack in top

asked by on

I have a four inch crack in the top of the radiator, causing the car to leak. The radiator top is metal.

This is pretty common. The metal gets very thin from cooling system wear, and the tank cannot hold the pressure any more and splits. I recommend replacing the radiator and testing the complete system for any other problems.

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. Radiator leaking from crack in top

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 brake booster is leaking

Hello, a brake booster is an important part of the braking system, and should be repaired sooner than later. Since the brake booster uses vacuum to assist in applying the brake pedal, if the vacuum leak becomes too great, it...

Q: Pretty sure oil pump went bad while driving and now seized up.

If you over-revved the motor due to the transmission staying in first gear and then the oil pressure dropped, then you either had a rod or crankshaft break and seize the motor. It sounds like you had a transmission malfunction...

Q: How to replace seat belt chime? 2017 Toyota RAV4 XLE

Hello - there will be a small plastic cube under the dash which is the "beeper" module. Remove an knee pad to access this area, and both by sound and vibration, with the key in the "Run" position (seatbelt unfastened)...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.