If it breaks while the engine is runnIng, yes. It can damage the valve train
A hole in the radiator would do that, or a damaged radiator cap. It could be a cracked engine block that is allowing cylinder pressure into the cooling system, pressurizing the water until it breaks through a weak spot in the radiator.
While your car is running the engine is heating up. While your driving you have air being forced over the radiator cooling it off. When you are sitting still you don't have that air so your engine is heating up even more so the cooling fan comes on to help cool you engine off. Via cooling the radiator.
that's just the sound of the steel bits cooling down
Your Lumina 2001 engine light might come on while the radiator fan is working because the fan is turning too slowly, is damaged, or is not cooling the engine correctly.
Yes you can - it's also part of how to bleed the cooling system. See "Related Questions" below for more
If the engine is running and the alternator is good. If the engine is not running, no.
That depends on the engine and what belt (timing or accessory).
The radiator fan is designed to run continuously while the engine is running so that the temperature of the coolant can be lowered. The coolant is continuously run through the engine, collecting engine heat and dispersing it over the radiator fins; while the fan blows the fins and cooling off the coolant before recirculating back through the engine in a continuous cycle.
No , just when the engine is running
Get engine running. While the engine is running disconect the POSITIVE termninal from the battery. If the engine dies, the Alterntor is bad.
Cooling fan may not be working as it should. If it is not coming on either the fan is defective, fuse is blown, or the thermal sensor is bad. If it is running and the engine is still overheating the radiator may be partially clogged.
The alternator - it provides a charge to the battery while the engine is running.
It sounds like your cooling system is pressurised. Check for a blown head gasket by removing the radiator cap while engine is warm and running. Look for air bubbles. If there is air bubbles, overhaul the top end of the engine.
Is the engine running ? no
engine is running lean while eccelerating
sometimes there can be serious damage when this happens. if engine is shut down pretty quick you may not have much damage some damage can be bent valve stems. in the heads,
Because it's in park.
Yes (, just be sure the engine is not running) .
doesnt matter,it want hurt.
Cooling system pressure should only be VERY (!) carefully released by giving the radiator cap a quarter-turn, but first cover the cap with a heavy cloth cloth or wear leather gloves since the coolant temperature will be over boiling. There is no separate pressure relief valve. Remember too to only add water to an overheated engine while the engine is running. Never add cold water to a hot engine without the engine running as doing so can crack the block.
Try applying parking brake
If the check engine light is flashing with the engine running , that means a spark plug misfire has been detected