Hollywood Auto Body, Auto Repair Shop

Your one stop for full auto repair, Tune-ups, and auto Collisions Experts

full service auto shop in hollywood california
one stop auto shop in hollywood california about onestop auto shop hollywood one stop auto shop services hollywood auto shop faqs hollywood auto shop tune up specials hollywood auto shop photos contact onestop auto shop hollywood
Complete Auto Repair Services hollywod ca
OneStop Auto Repair

Radiator heater core freeze plug Leak

 

What is the best way to fix a coolant leak
Proper repair depends where the leak is. Coolant leaks often occur at the water pump shaft seal. Other leak points include radiator, heater cores, hoses, freeze plugs, and the engine itself.

Small radiator leaks, as well as minor internal seepage inside the engine or past a freeze plug, can often be temporarily plugged with a can of sealer. No sealer will plug a leaky water pump, hose or badly damaged or corroded radiator. The only cure is to replace the faulty component.

Small radiator leaks can often be patched by soldering or using a special high-temperature epoxy. Other options include sending the radiator to a specialty shop for repair or recoring, or replacing the entire radiator itself with a new one. With a leaky heater core, replacement is the best option.

Internal coolant leaks are more of a challenge to fix because they require more expertise to diagnose and repair.

Coolant can seep past a head gasket or hairline cracks in the engine block or cylinder head and enter the combustion chamber or crankcase.

If not stopped, such a leak can cause major damage to piston rings, cylinders and bearings, as well as overheating due to coolant loss.

An internal leak may be indicated if the cooling system is losing coolant without obvious leaks. The first item to check is the radiator cap. A weak cap that can't hold pressure will allow the system to boil over. Both the cap and radiator should be pressure checked with a pressure tester.

If the cooling system fails to hold pressure, coolant is leaking internally. The question is where? A compression check on the engine will tell if a head gasket is leaking or if there's a hairline crack in the cylinder or head.

A higher than normal dipstick level and/or excessive moisture in the crankcase would indicate a coolant leak into the crankcase. In either case, major engine work will be necessary to repair the leak.

Another type of internal leak is one that can occur between the coolant and automatic transmission fluid (ATF). On most vehicles with automatic transmissions, ATF is routed through an oil cooler inside the radiator.

If the tubing leaks, coolant can enter the transmission lines, contaminate the fluid and ruin the transmission. Red or brown drops of oil in the coolant would be a symptom of such a leak.

Because the oil cooler is inside the radiator, the radiator must be replaced to eliminate the problem. Transmission fluid should also be changed.

 

OneStop Auto Shop

Call Today for all of your Auto Repairs

and Maintenance in Hollywood, Ca.!

(323) 227-9999

 

auto repair specials

 

ase certified auto mechanic

 

 

 

OneStop Auto Repair

7935 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA. 90046

323-227-9999 

 

 

auto repair reviews hollywood

 

 One Stop Auto Shop Reviews

 

facebook onestop auto shopgoogle places onestop auto shop hollywood cayoutube onestop auto shop hollywood ca

 

 

all major credit cards accepted for auto repair

 

 
One Stop Auto is a full service auto repair shop
one stop auto shop in hollywood california about onestop auto shop hollywood one stop auto shop services hollywood auto shop faqs hollywood auto shop tune up specials hollywood auto shop photos contact onestop auto shop hollywood
dodge auto repair hollywood ca chevy auto repair hollywood ca lexus auto repair hollywood ca Saturn auto repair hollywood ca hyundai auto repair hollywood ca nissan auto repair hollywood ca porsche auto repair hollywood ca honda auto repair hollywood ca toyota auto repair hollywood ca toyota auto repair hollywood ca ford auto repair hollywood ca vw auto repair hollywood ca cadillac auto repair hollywood ca jeep auto repair hollywood ca kia auto repair hollywood ca

2012 onestopauto.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Sitemap

 

Providing Auto Service for the following vehicles and more

 

Audi   BMW   Cadillac   Chevy   Chrysler    Dodge   Ford   Honda   Hyundai   Jeep   Kia   Land Rover

Lexus   Lincoln   Mazda   Mercedes   Mitsubishi    Nissan   Porsche   Saturn   Sion   Toyota   Volvo   VW

Hollywood Web Design