Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator leaking

asked by on

My radiator leaks when I fill it up.

Hello, if you have a coolant leak that drains as fast as you can fill it, then that is something that needs to diagnosed and repaired sooner than later to avoid engine damage. If you know that it is your radiator, then when you have it replaced it is a good time to replace the upper and lower radiator hoses, radiator cap, and the thermostat. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic locate any coolant leaks that exist and have them properly repaired.

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

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: My car is on anti-theft mode and I can't turn my car on. I don't have a key for that

Hey there. The vehicle has an integrated anti-theft system that can not be turned off or bypassed for a no start. If you lost all the factory keys, then you will need to have new keys made and programmed using...

Q: AC isn't working !!

It sounds like you have a leak in the system. If you charged the system with leak detector style refrigerant, you can use a black light to try and find the leak. The green dye in the leak detector fluid...

Q: problem with starter maybe?

Hello. Will be happy to assist you. It does sound like you have an issue with the bendix gear of your starter. Possibly a starter on as last leg and or on its way out. If the starter is bad...

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...
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...