Tag: radiators

33 Posts

Aug 01, 1999

What to do when a car overheats?

Dear Car Talk

Perhaps you can settle a discussion that my son and I had recently When his car overheated I suggested that he add water to his radiator since the level was low and he needed to keep driving He insisted that...

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Jun 01, 1999

Did all that radiator flushing and coolant changing do any good?

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I recently had the radiator replaced on my ' GM Van I got years out of it so I really don't have much reason to complain -- but I will anyway I regularly had the radiator flushed and the coolant...

maintenance radiators

Jan 01, 1999

Can radiators "rot"?

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I have a question about radiators I own a Honda Accord EX with -plus miles on it During the -mile inspection the technician found a small spot on the radiator that was beginning to rot He recommended the radiator be...

radiators hoses

Jul 01, 1998

Which way does the coolant run when cooling down the engine?

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I need some help My roommate and I have a serious bet going on He thinks he knows everything about cars and I DO know everything about cars just kidding He says that the cooling system runs water from the...

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Mar 01, 1998

What to do with this Tercel's plugged up radiator.

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My ' Tercel temperature gauge approaches the red mark when I drive on the highway At speeds under it's fine Turning on the heat inside the car seems to make the needle go down a little I have had the...


Apr 01, 1997

What could be causing this Vanagon to run hot?

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has been having overheating problems with his ' VW Vanagon On a trip to visit us recently one of his lower coolant hoses blew While he was here one on the upper right side blew On his way back home...

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Feb 01, 1997

Did we destroy our car by dropping a test thermometer in the radiator opening?

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My husband was checking the anti-freeze in our ' Cadillac and he accidentally dropped the test thermometer into the radiator opening The bulb was floating at the top but he was having trouble removing it So trying to be helpful...


May 01, 1996

Plastic versus metal radiators.

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The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing and much to my surprise it was plastic It was a bigger surprise when a new one cost plus labor Please give me your opinion on plastic radiators Is Ford...


Jan 01, 1996

No doubt about it, your engine is overheating.

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Help I have a mystery problem Grandma gave me her ' Volkswagen Rabbit with only miles on it Lately it's running hot and the heat does not dissipate On a particularly hot humid day while stuck in traffic the oil...

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Dec 01, 1995

Check your cap and hoses before replacing your radiator.

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I have an ' Dodge Omni I can fill the radiator itself to the top while the overflow bottle remains at MIN After I drive and let the car cool off the overflow bottle is at MAX and the radiator...

radiators hoses