Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The coolant level is low when the engine is cold

asked by on

I have a 2006 focus st3 the coolant was well below minimum yesterday so topped it up and today was well below minimum when cold been sat all day and when realising the coolant cap alot of pressure came out and coolant rose to back to max level is this normal for this car to do this drives perfectly fine and no issues other than this

My car has 65000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The coolant level is low when the engine is cold

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: Leaking water

A common problem with your truck is that the water pump will leak. It is possible that there may be another reason your truck is leaking. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to come...

Q: Ran car on wrong octane fuel

Your computer will attempt to compensate for the lower octane fuel. The fuel would not cause misfires but may cause pre detonation on high load situations. The problem may be okay after refilling the fuel tank a second time. If...

Q: Coolant flush before winter?

I would recommend flushing the coolant and adding new since you just bought the truck and may not know the history of the maintenance prior. The reservoir is connected to the radiator and simply allows the coolant to flow back...

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...
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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...