First off, make sure that the fuse for the electric fan is good. Then, hot wire the fan to the battery to make sure that the fan motor works. If the fan is good, and the fuse is good, probably the fan sensor is bad.
Doesnt have one, you have to remove the bottom hose to drain coolant.
not all vehicles have a rdiator cap. some newer ones ,have the coolant added thru the overflow bottle. if the radiator cap cannot be seen on the radiator it doesnt have one
Could be: Low coolant in the radiator - or - thermostat stuck open - or - heater core plugged.
Low coolant? Bad thermostat? Heater core plugged or restricted? System airbound? Water pump not circulating coolant? Defective radiator cap?
no it doesnt........the overflow container is just there to catch the extra coolant.......it has nothing to do with the heating system
you can but it will wreck it! salt will destroy your water pump and probably make all your freeze plugs rust out in a matter of weeks! salt is very corrosive and will cause lots of damage. If your looking at keeping water from freezing in your engine or radiator stick with coolant. You can run a stronger mixture of coolant that will stand up to the cold better but it doesnt cool as well or vice versa.
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Sometimes air bubbles get in the radiator after lines or the radiator have been removed. Just run it with the radiator cap open, until the fluid starts circulating ( the temp gauge will drop to normal). You can also see the coolant fluid start moving inside the radiator which by the way is a little hard to see since it will be bubbling from running about ten minutes. Watch your temp gauge make sure you don't let it overheat for a very long time. Did you put it in backward? There really is a right and wrong way on those things. no, it wasnt put on backward.... ============================================================================= no, it wasnt put on backward....
Is this the water for your wind screen washer or your radiator ?? if its your radiator water coolant, then its right at the front of the car bonnet next to the radiator itself. It will be the one closest to the radiator. If its the windscreen wash, its at the top left of the bonnet when you look at it from the front of the car. that should have a picture of a wind screen on it. So that ones fairly easy
If it continues loosing coolant eventually it will start running hot. Without knowing the Make/Model/Year of the vehicle, I'll take a wild guess and say the leak is at the coolant recovery tank or the hose going from the radiator [just below the radiator cap] over to the coolant recovery tank. Untill you find the problem *check* your coolant--running an engine hot can be VERY expensive! Also, check the coolant ****ONLY*** when the engine is COLD [like it hasn't been driven all night]. NEVER check coolant when the engine is hot! Good luck with it and be carefull. Remember, better SAFE than sorry...
a 99 is a different body style than a 2000 doesnt have the same radiator i do autobody i have worked on both models so no it doesnt
by Tigercadd:The drain plug is at the bottom of the radiator, passenger side facing the engine compartment. Im not a Big mechanic or anything but i know a few basics, not every car has a drain plug for the radiator, if it does, it will be on the bottom of the rad. if it doesnt a simple way to drain the coolant would be to disconect the bottom rad hose and let the coolant drain through thatI have looked at the manual and from what I can remember, on the Ford Contour, you have to remove the plastic splashboard underneath the front part of the car before you can see the radiator drain plug on a 1998 Ford Contour. I have not actually changed the radiator fluid on my Contour but I know you will have to remove the bolts that hold the splashboard on and remove the splashboard before you can see the radiator drainplug.
well, for all those fellow enthusist of vw welcome to the automotive world these vw vehicles are very simple and complex enjoy it and do routine maintnance and your car will take you along way. but to change the coolant on a 1998-99 vw jetta pull the hose on the bottom of the radiator the hose is most likely on the passenger side of the radiator. good luck. dont worry about the coolant you use, the vw dealer would charge you $ jus to change it when it only takes like half an hour 149 in doesnt really matter but do a 50/50 mix with the water and coolant.
Make sure you have the correct thermostat in there, if it is set too high you will get that bouncing. The thermostat is set to open at a certain temperature and allow the coolant to exchange with what is in the radiator. Under normal conditions you will notice a rise and fall of the temp gage as the coolant reaches max temp then lowers after the exchange. An overly sensitive sensor or an aftermarket gage set up will exaggerate it. I would not worry too much since it is a good indication that your cooling system is working well, the coolant in the radiator certainly seems to be cooling down enough to cause a big swing in temp. Check on that thermostat though as it may be letting the coolant get too hot before releasing it.
Because it doesnt want to.
replace your radiator cap it may be letting hot coolant travel back to the overflow can.
An Spirit engine doesnt use any spacific type of coolant, as long as its a 50/50 mix.
The low coolant symbol indicates low coolant, but if radiator and coolant resivoir are filled ok....the sensors go bad often. This happened to me. I checked coolant in radiator for weeks and finally replaced sensor. they are poorly made!!.....Pete :-} Red always means stop. If you had an owner's manual you could look this up. As I am not a Camaro owner, I can only guess. Is it possible that this is a warning that you are over reeving the engine? I have a 1999 Camaro Z28. According to the owners manual, a red arrow pointing down signifies a low coolant level. RED ARROW POINTING DOWN SIMPLY MEANS LOW COOLANT. SOMETIMES IT DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING AND THE SENSORS ACT UP ON 93 AND 94 MODELS. Sadly, they still haven't corrected this problem by 1996 as I have a Z28 that does the same thing . Low coolant is the indicator light, but there ris plenty of coolant so the switch is bad.
Low coolant? Defective thermostat? Heater core plugged, restricted, or air bound Water pump not circulating coolant?
Chances are you placed the thermostat in backwards or there isn't enough coolant in the system to circulate thru the engine. You may have a bad water pump. But first check your temp sending unit. If your temp gauge doesnt go up at all, thent hats the problem, its your temp sending sensor, replace it answer check radiator cap, u may need a new one have been known to buy a bad thermostat when it was new check water pump with engine running above idle, and at running temp. remove radiator cap and look in radiator if water is moving, your pump is good so is thermostat if no movement is thermostat or pump u might also chck to see if air is trapped in cooling system, a lot of new vehicles need system to be bled of air after doing a repair HINT if you have a coolant overflow tank, most vehicles need coolant to be added thru this tank and not thru radiator, this being done to stop overfilling of radiator and excess air from getting in system
Engine is running slower at idle, therefore water pump is running slower and water is being circulated at a slower speed and there is no air flow through the grill to the radiator Try flushing the coolant and replacing the thermostat. This usually helps or solves the problem. If it doesnt then your radiator is prbably clogged and not properly dispersing fluid through it. You will most likely have to change the radiator. It is possibly the coolant temp sensor is not quite right. It could just be several things. Try the flusing first. Good luck.
all you need to do is pull hard. if that doesnt work tap the back with a hammer
Probably it has either run out of coolant or the cooling fan is broken. Some large engine cars in really hot weather need a larger radiator fitted so it doesnt overheat....like driving a v8 around town in the summer in Spain for instance.
Actually if there is air in the radiator, then its in your entire cooling system. if you have air in the system it can cause severe damage to your internal components and cause your engine to over heat. heres how you do it: with your engine/cooling system cold, remove your radiator cap and add coolant/h20 until it almost filled. start your engine and turn on your heater inside your car on full blast. not on a/c mode!!!!!! let your engine run with the radiator cap off. it should take about 5min at most. the coolant level will rise and fall just add if necessary. you know when your done when you have hot air blowing through your vents... and your coolant temp gauge is @ normal temp( line in the middle). put the radiator cap back on and test drive around the block. repeat the process if it didnt work. if it doesnt work and you have hot air coming OUT of you air intake box then you have a blown head gasket..... which = $$$$$$ GOOD LUCK!