By November 28, 2011 Read More →

Coolant Leak

The car’s cooling system is one of the places where vehicular troubles can occur, particularly a coolant leak. Fortunately, this can be immediately addressed because of the easy visibility of such problem. By simply opening the hood, you can see if the cooling system is leaking, bubbling, seeping, or spraying coolant, which is a substance that may differ in terms of color (yellow, orange, or green) depending on the system’s antifreeze system.

The common places where such coolant leak may take place are the following: water pump, radiator, hoses, freeze plugs, and heater core. If there are discolorations, liquid coolants, or stains outside the engine or water pump, this means that there’s a leak on the cooling system. The second location where a coolant leak may happen is the radiator. This problem occurs when such car part is badly corroded and unable to hold pressure. When this happens, the engine will start to overheat and lose coolants. It is also normal to see coolant leaks on the hoses especially when such items have bulges, blisters, soft spots, hardening and age cracks. The fourth place where coolant leaks are normally found is the freeze plug, especially when its insides have corroded. Apart from the above-mentioned, another indicator of coolant leaks is the wet spots or stains under the HVAC or heating ventilation and air conditioning unit where the heater core is found.

The places where a coolant leak may take place are easy enough to find, enabling you to repair the problem as soon as possible. The only problem would be when the leaks are internal in nature, which could mean expensive cost repairs on your part.

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