Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When a car overheats does it leak out refrigerant?

asked by on

Does refrigerant leak out when engine overheats

A: Your car’s air conditioning system is an en...

Your car’s air conditioning system is an entirely separate system from your radiator and cooling system. As such, it should not be leaking refrigerant when the vehicle overheats. Typically when a car does overheat and begins to leak fluid, it is coolant or radiator fluid that is leaking. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your overheating problem.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My AC is blowing hot air. No noises, but can not spin under the hood

Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking the fuses and relays for the AC system and the auxiliary fan. The auxiliary fan is tied to the AC compressor, so when you turn on the AC from the dash controls,...

Q: Engine Hot A/C turned off message

Overheating can occur if the radiator is partially clogged or if there is a fault with the water pump and/or drive belt. There are other causes of overheating as well. If you schedule an engine overheating diagnostic with a certified...

Q: No heating in the car

Hello. You may need to have the blend actuator reset again. If this does not resolve the problem permanently, it may be necessary to have the blend actuator replaced. The heater core is the component that allows heat to get...

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...
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...
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.