Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vehicle overheats; leaks fluid

asked by on

The vehicle overheats, and when I add fluid, it comes out on the left side of the engine where the radiator hose goes.

It sounds like you may have a bad radiator hose or some corrosion built up on the pipe that the hose connects to. I would recommend having your radiator flushed, thermostat replaced, and radiator hose and clamps replaced to prevent any further problems. A technician from Your Mechanic can come out and perform these tasks at your home or office.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Vehicle overheats; leaks fluid

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: Ignition problems at the distributor.

Hello, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is common as you supply power to the coil once the key is in, which will cause the ground to change. If you are not getting spark then the...

Q: 2003 Oldsmobile silhouette is stalling while driving

Hi There, This may be a number of different possible issues such as a faulty fuel pump, a faulty fuel injector(s) or a bad fuel pressure regulator. Any of these situations could cause the motor to starve for fuel intermittently...

Q: Noticed a small spot on my driveway, I think I may have a tiny oil leak. Is it still ok to drive?

Hi there. A couple of small spots is sure sign that something is leaking. What color are the spots? If they are dark they could be engine oil, if red they could be transmission fluid. A leak is something that...

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 Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...