4 days ago my car made a loud noise and stars over heating and when my husband look at it he said that the radiator fluid are alle gone when it was just replaced like a month or less ago. what's the possible causes of this problem?
Just had the same problem! I have never had any problems out of my van and just had all fluids checked a month ago before going on vacation. One day it just started overheating and I had to urn the heater to pull the heat off of the motor to keep it cool enough to get it home. I put over a gallon of coolant in it and filled up the reserve tank. The next morning I took my kids to school about 4 miles away and my van started to miss really bad and the check engine light would come on every time I pressed down on the accelerator. I took it home and opened the hood and the reserve coolant tank was empty in just 8 miles of travel so I called the dealer and had them pick it up on a rollback since it is still under warranty. The dealer said it was a leak in the rear heater pipes that circulate antifreeze/coolant to the rear of the vehicle to supply heat for the rear heater and the miss was from the heat of the engine burning the spark plugs. So far it is a dealer item only and parts and labor are about $352. The vehicle will not leave any puddles when running while in park, only leak while moving, so they tell me. The dealer bypassed it somehow until my parts come in and my van drives fine. The pipes (maybe hoses,unsure) are actually a series of 3 that must be replaced. I may try to change them myself if they are just hoses.
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Place car on a steep incline or raise front end up higher than the heater core. Now, add coolant to the radiator as needed, with engine warmed up. It sounds like the radiator is lower than the heater core causing an air lock and if that is the case this will allow the air bubbles to escape.
the cooling system is a few different parts, you have the radiator, the water pump, and the fan. Are you leaking any fluid, you can do a pressure test to sell if it is leaking, are the fans kicking on when the car warms up.. If the pressure test doesn't show no leaks and pressure doesn't drop then start with looking at water pump and thermostat. Be careful because if it get to hot you can blow a head gasket.
One potential cause is too much gas. It may be running "rich". Your car
may also be burning a little oil. White smoke is water or antifreeze. If you are loosing coolant from the
radiator, it's probably a blown head gasket. If not, it is just
condensation in the exhaust pipe that is evaporating as the pipes heat
up. If the car is running too rich, the unburned gas will cause black
smoke and burning oil smoke will be blue.
Joe here to help, You need to top off the power steering fluid and check for a leak. Usually The leak is at the radiator. There is a small hose on the left side inside of the radiator. Has a hose clamp that you can just tighten.
I took it back to the dealership that I bought it from and they told me that the radiator had a crack in it and it over heated causing the fluids to leak all over the engine and that is what blew the head gasket.... so i will be getting the radiator and the engine replaced ..... but thank you so much for your help
Several things can cause this overheating. Have you recently done a: 1. Check Hoses for Leaks 2. Check Radiator for Leaks --- Also, Change Radiator Cap ( can loose pressure there if cap is bad) 3. Check Water Pump for Leaks. If Water Pump is bad, you will hear a loud noise from it 4 Complete Tune Up? Should be done at least 1x a Yr. Depending on how much you drive the Vehicle. Includes: Plugs, Plug Wires, Gas Filter, Air Breather Filter, PCV Valve, Adjust Timing, Check Belts -- see if worn 5. Changed your Thermostat & Gasket and have the correct degree Thermostat in the Vehicle? 6.. Had your Radiator Rod and Cleaned out? 7. Temperture Sending Unit (located near Thermostat) could be bad 8. 02-Sensor(Generally located in the Exhaust Manifold - needs a socket with a space in it to allow the Socket to fit over this top wire of the 0-2 Sensor ) 9. Change oil and oil Filter. 10. Change Gas Tank Cap ---
Do all this yearly ( except the Radiator Rod & Clean ( do every 2-3 yrs), and you should not have any over-heating nor stalling out, etc. and should pass emissions as well.