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Bad radiator cap?


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2014-10-06 21:00:53
2014-10-06 21:00:53

A bad radiator cap needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Fluid can leak out causing the car to overheat. Constant overheating can lead to expensive repairs. The average radiator cap costs less than $10.00, so it's worth the investment.


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You may have a bad radiator cap.

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If you have a threaded cap on your coolant reservoir that is your " radiator cap "

No , the " radiator " cap / pressure cap is the thread on cap on the engine coolant reservoir

The radiator cap is on top of the radiator.

Bad thermostat, cap and radiator is a common cause.

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could be a cracked radiator, bad radiator cap, a busted radiator or heater hose, bad heater core, or a busted fill box!

the radiator cap is on top of the radiator you idiots

Your radiator cap is made of metal and rubber. The metal and rubber are reacting to the rust in your radiator. Rust and oxidation in your radiator will deteriorate the cap at an accelerated rate. I suggest flushing the cooling system and replacing the coolant and cap. If it persists after that you might have a heat problem that is cooking the rubber right off the radiator cap. If this is the case you should check your thermostat and heating Coil.

The rad fill cap is not on the radiator. It is located on the pass side of the vehicle by the front pass headlight. Usually has a thermometer looking thing on the cap. Just make sure your engine is cool before removing a radiator cap, if not you can burn yourself pretty bad.

Radiator cap may have failed.Radiator cap may have failed.

A couple of reasons, faulty waterpump, leaky radiator, bad hose, bad radiator cap, thermostat housing.

The thread on cap on your engine coolant reservoir is your pressure cap / radiator cap

The thread on cap on your engine coolant reservoir is your pressure cap / radiator cap

The thread on cap on the engine coolant reservoir is the pressure cap / radiator cap

The radiator cap is located on top of the radiator.

Quick overheating is very often a bad head gasket. With it cold, take the radiator cap off, make sure it is full and with the cap off start the car. If it is a head gasket, water should shoot out of the radiator a couple of feet high. Simpler reasons, clogged radiator, stuck thermostat, bad water pump, bad radiator cap.

A lot of vehicles don't have the radiator cap on the radiator , they use a thread on style cap on the engine coolant reservoir ( that is the pressure cap / radiator cap )

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