Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Tube from radiator to engine broke off

asked by on

The tube from the radiator to the engine broke off.

A: The radiator is connected to the engine via...

The radiator is connected to the engine via a rubber hose. The most common issue is the hose being old and rotted. If this happens it can burst or develop a slit that can look like a break. The repair is to simply replace the radiator hose. This is a repair that should be taken care off as soon as possible to avoid overheating the vehicle. Overheating can cause secondary damage, like blown head gaskets, that make the repair significantly more complicated.

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: Doorlocks hard to move

If the door locks are not working then it can be caused by a number of things. If it is only the remote that is acting up, then the receiver module may be failing or the battery in the transmitter...

Q: Brake lights out in a 2005 Toyota Highlander

Your suspicions about the connector being faulty would be supported by your symptoms, but a blown fuse would result in none of the brake lights working. I would suggest having a certified mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect your brake...

Q: Car leaks and overheats

This vehicle is known to have two major failures in the cooling system; the radiator or water pump may be leaking. This would account for the loss of coolant; if the coolant gets low enough, it causes the engine to...

Related articles

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...