because it broke
Carbon monoxide has no smell.
The smell of antifreeze is very strong and distinct, it does not take much of a leak to smell it. The radiator could still be full and have a small leak. I would check for antifreeze dripping onto the exhaust or on the engine block because when it is hot the smell is much more noticeable from the fumes.
If the radiator was not fitted in properly or the pipes were not attached correctly, the radiator would leak.
I would check the radiator coolant bottle for cracks and inspect any hoses to bottle.
Pull it out, take it to a radiator shop and have them do it. Or what I would do , is just replace it with a new aftermakret one.
You need a need radiator cap. you need a new hose
It all depends on what size engine you have in it, if you have a 383 or larger I would get a 3 or 4 core radiator, a radiator shop can use your old radiator tanks and build you a new radiator pretty cheap.
misplaced radiator cap - buy a new onecross threaded radiator cap - take off and put on properlyhole in radiator - drain the radiator of coolant, solder the hole closed, refill the radiator.worn-out water pump - buy and install a new or rebuilt one.hole in radiator hose - buy and install a new one.
Is the colour of the fluid green? or red, or does it smell? that's a definite sign that radiator coolant is finding its way onto your floor from the radiator, and if you let it continue and don't top up the radiator fluid inside the engine bay, your engine will overheat and die. Sounds to me like a heater radiator leak, don't drive the car until you are regularly checking the level of the fluid in the radiator and get it to a mechanic to swap that radiator out for a new one. and in addition get the mechanic to flush out the radiator fluid for new stuff.
Coolant leak? Check your heater core.
install a new radiator
The plastic tank on the side of the radiator can be replaced but it would be quicker and cheaper to just install a new radiator.
You have a bad heater core the heater core is a small radiator type unit under the dash of your car that sends hot water from the cooling system runs through a fan blows on it and warm air comes out. It is in the cab under the dash and it is leaking that why you smell "hot water" You need a experienced mechanic or get a book Chiltons if you what to fix it yourself
because otherwise you room would smell all airfrenshers
you need a new radiator cap
heater core is going bad.
If your radiator is leaking then you will need to replace it. Additionally, if you find that your car is constantly running hot you will need a new radiator.
low coolant levels
No. You can use the old one as long as it fits securely.
Theres a leak. Probably a hose but could be radiator or heater core, water pump or engine core plug
Get a new radiator or flush it out?
A new radiator.
Don't know what year you have, but the price for a radiator for a year 2000 Deville ranges from $200 to $300 on advanceautoparts.com
To add water to the radiator on a new beetle, first remove the lower radiator hose. Then add water to the coolant reservoir.