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A radiator is a heat transfer device that allows air to pass freely over fines that conduct heat from liquid circulated within an engine to cool it.

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Blown radiator and transmisson coolant line. After replacing aircon compressor and condenser.

What causes a radiator to overheat and leak antifreeze aswell as rupture the transmission coolant line in the bottom of radiator, within 10klm of picking a car up from having a new aircon compressor, ...
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Cooling fan stuck on radiator shroud, truck overheated, damage?

Recently did a body lift on my 04 Nissan Xterra and had to relocate the radiator down to keep it aligned with the engine/fan. Everything worked well on the road, but after some off-road driving I ...
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Car running hot - bottom radiator hose cold

Have a 2009 Subaru Forester XT 5 speed manual. The cars temps are running high. 98c while driving at about 100km/h. Temps will drop to 80c very quickly if the car gets into higher rpms. Ie 4000rpm. ...
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Left car running, coolant gone, engine overheated

Car: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Yesterday, before going into work I forgot to shut my car off. That was at 9am. Around 1pm, I received and email that my car was running so I went out to shut it off. Once ...
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Radiator fan only runs when aircon is on, on its own it does not and it boils and spills out

I replaced a relay a couple of months back when even if the car was off it would run till the battery is flat. So now the fan doesn't run till I put aircon on.
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Is it possible for air to flow too fast through the radiator? My engine runs hot at 75 mph but not a 60 mph

My vehicle is a '97 Jeep Cherokee XJ with the 4.0L straight-six. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, so I'll just ask that you please assume that there is nothing wrong with the cooling ...
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2002 Honda Civic Overheating -

So I have a 2002 Honda Civic Lx. I’m not really to shabby with this car thing. We have changed my thermostat. My dad has replaced one of the hose. The system has been flushed. I don’t know what’s ...
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Topping up Coolant bottle with Distilled water only or pre-diluted coolant?

I am using pre-diluted (50:50) coolant in my car. I have observed that with passage of time and use (around 4 month), coolant quantity in reservoir bottle decreases to middle of MIN and MAX. I have a ...
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Resting a radiator on metal brackets

I have recently replaced the radiator in my 2006 Pontiac g6 GTP 3.9L. While installing the new unit I neglected to install the rubber feet between the rad and the frames lower bracket, which the rad ...
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When should water pump and radiator be changed

I read that radiators and water pumps should be changed around 60-90k as preventative maintenance. I was looking at getting a golf r32 at about 100k miles. I asked sellers if water pump and radiator ...
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03 Mazda 3 ECT constant 88°C and fan cycling on and off constantly

Someone brought me a 03 Mazda 3 to look at and while checking some unrelated things I noticed that the radiator fan was cycling on 15 seconds and off 15 seconds constantly, even though the ECT was ...
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I do not know what is wrong with my car please help me

2000 E320 Mercedes .....Someone replaced my radiator now my car drives funny like slow like it barely wants to move what could it be? In order for me to start the car I have to hear a click then turn ...
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Cadillac SLS 2004 added leak seal want to clean it out

I have a 2004 Cadi SLS that I sadly had to add some sealant tabs to stop a radiator leak(it stopped the leak) and now i think it could be causing some slight over heating. I believe its because of ...
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2009 Dogde Grand Caravan Coolant Fluid leak

Today while driving for about 20 minutes I noticed white smoke coming from the drivers side under the hood. I pulled into a parking lot and popped the hood and their is coolant everywhere on the ...
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Water dropping from radiator without boiling or engine overheating

I observed oil in my ford mondeo and it was diagonized as to gasket issue. This was replaced. After which my mechanic noticed the car was somewhat over heating so my rewire had to set the fan on high. ...
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Radiator water totally drain

I have maruti esteem 2006 petrol. Am travelled for tuticorin 2 Chennai. Night travel. Morning reach in Chennai after evening am start a car not start a car. Then I check the water level. Radiator ...
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Flat / collapsed upper radiator hose!

I have changed my radiator cap couple of months ago with an original OEM one. The older one had a broken sealant which caused engine over heating. Now, i have no heating problems but after the engine ...
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Why does my Toyota Corolla 1500cc with 16 valves lose a half litre of water in the radiator after 100 km run?

I have recently changed an engine and it's quite new made in Japan. I have also changed the water tank of the radiator. Hence no leak and nothing at all but after running it for 100km it reduces about ...
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Engine temperature not as stable after radiator change

After having my old radiator changed with a brand new one (because of a crack), it seems as the engine (coolant) temperature is not as stable as before. Old radiator 'stats': Almost always stable at ...
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Steam and leaking coolant (Subaru Impreza Outback 2006)

I drove about 5 miles today and right when I stopped at home (luckily), my car started steaming and coolant had pooled on my driveway. A decent amount had leaked, but I still have plenty in the ...
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temperature guage too low while the AC is on

I changed my radiator to double cell, after the single cell got leaking. I now noticed that the temperature guage never goes up to normal guage whenever i turn on the AC, and the Fan never idles. ...
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Does the coolant shorten the life of radiator? [duplicate]

My car is running on pure distilled water in its radiator. No winter here, so freezing the coolant wouldn't be a problem. It is running on pure water because I'm the 2nd owner and by the time I bought ...
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50/50 Coolant mixing

I just replaced my radiator today and decided to refill it with coolant concentrate and mix in water myself. Instead of mixing the stuff properly before hand, I poured in 1/2 gal. of water directly ...
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Stuck in catch-22 trying to fix radiator leak

I'm trying to use a stop-leak solution to fix a leak in the radiator, but I'm stuck in a catch-22. The stop-leak instructions say to flush the coolant system if it is dirty or clogged. I don't know ...
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My car only overheats when radiator cap is on. FIXED

FIXED: I came back to a day later, needed 1/4 gallon more coolant and burped for 10 minutes and now it's fine. There might still be a leak in the radiator/cap/hose, but atm it's fixed. Does that ...
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Radiator flushing concerns

I have a 1120 cubic inch radiator on my F250 460 Ford. The block should hold approximately 3 gallons, the radiator, about 4., however, when I open the petcock, take the cap off, and take the lower ...
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2002 Crown Vic, won't hold antifreeze 20deg [duplicate]

For some reason, hose?plug?rusty radiator? don't know why and can't get to auto shop until 1 January. my question: IS IT OKAY FOR MY CAR TO SIT OUTSIDE IF I DON'T DRIVE IT UNTIL I CAN GET THE THING ...
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What to do with transmission hoses during radiator change

When changing my radiator (94 Chevy k1500 4x4 ext) do I need to plug the transmission hoses after disconnecting them?
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Terminology Question

I just got back from getting my car serviced and they said that my radiator fluid is "35 below 0" on the service report they gave back. What does this mean? Thanks!
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Tucson 2013 Heatup oil water mixed

Engine Oil is Ok but Rediator water mixing with Oil.. 4 weeks before machanic suggested to change the Rediator. After that same issue happening again. I don't beleive on machanic anymore, what i ...
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Blew the radiator cap and now can't start the car, what could it be?

lent my Toyota starlet to a friend today and they broke down. On investigation it appears the bit the radiator lid attached to has blown off. There was very little coolant in it and remnants were all ...
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Mechanic did not exchange Coolant after fixing Oil leaks. Cooked engine [closed]

Just having a legal question. Long story "short".. We bought a Holden Cruze CD (yes one of the worst cars you can get) back in May. Two weeks ago it has been serviced at mechanic A. with a refferal to ...
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Will a radiator suck fluid out of the overflow tank if I didn't fill the radiator completely?

I recently changed the engine coolant in my 2006 Prius. The system is the type which has the radiator cap on the radiator and a separate overflow tank. The whole system yielded about 1.5 gallons of ...
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Can a water pump slowly fail?

Do water pumps generally fail all of a sudden, or can they slowly stop working effectively? My 99 Subaru Legacy recently started overheating on long-ish trips (> 25 min or so). I already replaced ...
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2000 Honda prelude radiator issue

I was driving my Honda prelude and all of a sudden it shut down and wouldn't start again. I pushed the vehicle to the side of the street and opened the hood. The radiator frame where the hose ...
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Non-corrosive radiator-flush?

Can anyone suggest a radiator-flush that is low-sudsing, non-corrosive and safe to run in my cooling-system while driving??? Maybe some sort of detergent that is not going to hurt aluminum and will do ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

By mistake, I put 4 qts of 10W30 engine oil in my radiator. How can I clean it out? I've seen suggestions for using dish washing detergent. Is that safe? I am thinking of using DAWN because it ...
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Radiator fan doesnt work!

My Toyota camry altise 2003 automatic transmission car recently had a bad leak with the radiator and replaced it wth a brand new one.Now it drives pretty smooth but I noticed that the radiator fans ...
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Coolant leaking from the radiator hose

Yesterday I noticed a pool of coolant under my truck . I had no idea where it came from. After tightening the radiator hose and the hose port on the radiator,I started the truck. Didn't see a leak . ...
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How to remove coolant hose from T piece

I noticed that on an Opel astra F some of the radiator hoses were connected to a T piece using a kind of hose clamp that's unfamiliar to me: There's no screw/spring or other hardware on the bottom. ...
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I have a 2000 BMW 540i. I have been getting “check coolant level” from the computer recently.

Twice in a week the radiator has been low on fluid. I have added water to it to refill. I was told that I should use coolant/water mix instead of just water as it is most likely evaporating from the ...
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OVERHEATING SILVERADO WHILE TOWING

So recently I was trying to haul my wifes '03 Volkswagen Beetle with my '08 Silverado. The truck was pulling fine, plenty of power, no struggle as expected. Around the 100 mile mark my truck began ...
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Engine overheating and radiator releasing water. What is the issue? [closed]

Model: Toyota Prius 2010. The engine is overheating and the radiator is releasing water, and idea why this is? Thank you.
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Fixing vs replacing a radiator?

I have an 06 Impala LT that looks like it's leaking coolant near the front passenger door. I noticed it this morning when I saw a wet spot on my driveway. I didn't see any oil/transmission leaks but I ...
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temparature gauge does not read until driving car longer than 10 minutes

I had my Toyota 2002 radiator hoses change, with that, the radiator had to be flush and filled with new antifreezer. Now the care temperature does not show until driving the car over 10 minutes. I am ...
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My upper radiator hose is never pressurized but car never over heats…?

I'm stumped, it doesn't effect the car and no overheating or mechanical issues. Lower one is pressurized but not the top? 06 Impala police package. Do the police versions have bigger radiators and ...
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Suzuki motorcycle radiator doesn't get hot

Good day all I have a Bandit (GSF) 1250. Dropped it and damaged the radiator. The radiator was bent, but it still worked. Bought a new, pirate radiator on E Bay. A fellow who's better with his ...
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Hyosung GT650R Comet Radiator

So lately my bike started overheating. I thought the radiator filter was dirty, or needed more coolant so I took it to a shop. The mechanic said I had a liitle hole on it (maybe a stone hit it) so ...
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Why does the radiator fan have to start when turning the A/C on?

The inner blower fan is the one that pushes the air and not the radiator fan.
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Coolant reservoir empty

2006 Subaru Outback, 2.5l NA, ~110k Had the timing belt, including water pump and some old, corroded hoses replaced about 3 months ago since it seemed overdue. Which I would assume if not a full ...