Usually 'Stop Leak' will not clog the core. Try flushing the cooling system out first. Note: The hot water goes in and the cooler water comes out. Flush the core going the other way so to clear any obstructions. If there is a clog, it might be something larger like bits of hose or corrosion. If the core is totally clogged, take it out and replace it with a new one. The amount of time you will spend doing this does not warrant using an old or used core.
Repairing the leak depends on where it is. A stop leak additive may help for a while, but use care as some additives can cause the heater core to clog up.
Yes. Can clog coolant passages in your engine and other areas.
I have used radiator stop leak before in my 1996 Olds Achieva SC with the V6. I put it directly into the coolant resovor. It went in fine for me. This did not give me much help though. I would not recommend using stop leak. It will clog your heater core and then you will have more than the radiator as your problem. Fine a new radiator and replace it that is the best advidce i can give you.
In many cases, yes. One of the many radiator "stop-leak" products, put into the radiator will normally do the job.Follow the manufacturer's instructions and add the stop-leak product, turn the heater on and set it to it's hottest of settings. Doing so will open the heater control valve, allow the maximum amount of radiator water to reach the heater coreand let the stop-leak product to do its work.The way most of these products work is, they cool and solidify when they reach the leak and are suddenly exposed to cooler air. Just don't forget to turn the heater on- if the control valve won't allow the heated radiator contents to get to the heater core, it won't do any good.Stop leak products sometimes do more harm than good. They can clog thermostats or reduce efficiency of radiator by reducing heat transfer ability. A quick fix is bypassing. Simply connect the two hoses together.
NO! its like looking for a magic pill to make you younger or live longer. Do not use it you will clog up the entire system and wind up replacing it. Find the leak and properly repair it. YES IT WILL STOP THE LEAK BUT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED ASAP IT IS NOT WISE TO US IT BUT IT WIL STOP A SMALL LEAK.
You have to remove the entire dash to get to the heater core. It is a job that makes even the most experienced mechanics cringe. What is the problem. If it is not putting out warm air you can back flush it. If it is leaking put some Alumaseal in your radiator. It won't clog up your cooling system, but will stop a leak in the heater core. I think it's a couple of bucks at your auto parts store. Don't put any of that Bar's leaks in the system. It WILL clog up your radiator. Stay away from the liquid gooey kind of leak fixer. Use only Alumaeal. After putting it in let your car fully heat up and turn on the heater maximum to get it to work.
Yes, it is possible.
YES - BY back flushing the heater core-same as back flushing the engine block-just use a garden hose. Usually 'Stop Leak' will not clog the core. Try flushing the cooling system out first. Note: The hot water goes in and the cooler water comes out. Flush the core going the other way so to clear any obstructions. If there is a clog, it might be something larger like bits of hose or corrosion. If the core is totally clogged, take it out and replace it with a new one. The amount of time you will spend doing this does not warrant using an old or used core.
Yes, it will help seal small leaks in the cooling system. However it can also clog the system if you do not use it properly.
There is a product that you can buy and add to your radiator called STOP LEAK. Add this product according to the instructions. Be careful, this product can also clog up your radiator if not used properly.
One or all of these not working properly; bad radiator cap, low coolant, bad thermostat, clog radiator, clog heater core, fan not coming on due to bad relay.
The only permanent repair for a leaking water pump is to replace it. Any product that claims to stop the leak is only a temporary emergency repair that will not last and will partially clog your cooling system. Repair it the right way by replacing the pump.
Yes, that is a very old temporary fix for a radiator with a slight leak. Although it has been shown to actually work, I would not recommend it. If you have a leak, have it repaired and do not use any type stop leak. They are for emergency use only! * The egg has the potential to clog parts of the radiator, reducing it's effectiveness. As said above, the egg is for EMERGENCY and SHORT TERM use only.
The dash has to come out to get to the heater core. It's quite a job and this may be a job you want to hire someone else to do. The heater core in my 97 was leaking coolant so I put a small bottle of Alumaseal in the radiator. Some will say this will clog up the radiator, but I have found that not to be the case. It stopped the leak. I have had no further problems.
Bleach will not remove a clog, it is only for routine disinfecting of the drain line. For a clog blow out the line with compressed air. There should be access to do this somewhere inside at the airhandler but if not you can blow it in the opposite direction at the drain lines termination point. Or call a pro in to do it correctly.
Generally that means there is a leak, there could be a clog in the "burner" or pilot light. like on a gas stove, the flame only comes out of one side, or none at all in some cases.
Your air gap is not supposed to leak. Check the hose that leads from the air gap to the garbage disposal for a clog. This should resolve your problem.
no you will need to call someone to fix it
It does not leak/clog and can be refillable, disposable, in space, upside down and erasable
Please, if you can possibly help it, don't use that crap in your engine-sooner or later the leak is going to get worse anyway so why not get to the problem now. That stuff will clog up your radiator, heater core, and any small water passages in your engine-trust me on this!
plugged, clog, obstruction
Modern radiators are not made to be repaired. Depending on where your leak is, you may be able to patch it. Radiator Stop Leak additives usually clog up the entire cooling system and cause more repair costs than they claim to avoid.The best solution is to buy and install a new radiator.
on my 98 heater hoses are at the firewall to the right as you go under the hood. voyager have a tendency to clog up heater cores
Halt is a synonym for stop. Other synonyms include plug, wall and clog.
Maybe a clog or something in the fuel line.