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Slow coolant leaks. A small leak can turn into a big problem

Slow coolant leaks. A small leak can turn into a big problem

Today while inspecting a Rav4 we found a slow coolant leak on the upper radiator hose at a Tee. Coolant can leakfromyour enginecoolingsystemat a rapid rate and you will see liquid dripping from under your vehicle, or see a puddle under the vehicle. Many coolant leaks start as slow leaks. You can see a crusty residue around water pump seals, radiator tank seams, hose connections and anywhere else where coolant is contained. It is far better to catch a coolant leak before it starts dripping or becomes a major leak. Depending on your vehicle your cooling system can be under anywhere from 13 to 18or morepsi of pressure while at operating temperature. A small leak can turn into a large leak in an instant sometimes causing the vehicle to lose a significant amount of coolant in a very short period of time. When a vehicle isranwhile low on coolant it can overheat causing engine damage.Routine checks of your cooling system can help prevent problems before they occur. At Tim’s Quality Car ... read more


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