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 Engine Coolant Issues

Engine coolant dripping from under your engine is an alarming sign of potential trouble, necessitating immediate investigation before further damage occurs. One common culprit behind coolant leaks is the degradation of plastic side and top tanks in modern radiators, caused by excessive engine heat and vibration. Additionally, radiator and heater hoses, often overlooked, can degrade internally and lead to sudden bursts, emphasising the importance of regular inspection.

Diagnosing water pump leaks can be challenging, as they may not manifest during inspections but occur overnight as the engine cools down. Failure of radiator cooling fans to cycle can result in overheating and coolant leaks through the radiator cap, posing risks to the vehicle's operation.

Similarly, faulty radiator caps can lead to coolant leaks due to damaged seals, compromising the cooling system's integrity. Plastic expansion tank issues, such as broken outlet hoses, can also contribute to coolant leaks and system pressure loss.

Identifying coolant leaks, such as green or red coolant on the passenger side floor from a split heater core, requires immediate attention to prevent further damage. Maintaining the correct coolant mixture ratio, as specified by the manufacturer's handbook, is crucial for preserving the cooling system's longevity and efficiency.

For expert assistance in diagnosing and resolving engine coolant issues, consult professionals like Abbotts Auto Care. Their experienced technicians can conduct thorough inspections and provide reliable solutions to keep your vehicle's cooling system running smoothly.