Cooling Systems

When is Cooling System Service or Repair Necessary?

When ever you notice any leaks or issues in performance.

Your cooling system should be inspected annually to insure that your engine operates within proper temperature ranges.

Typical Components

  • Pressure Cap
  • Radiator
  • Transmission Cooler
  • Water Pump
  • Fan
  • Thermostat
  • Reservoir Tank
  • Heater Core
  • Rubber Hoses

Signs of Overheating

The temperature gauge. If you notice your engine is running hotter than normal, it’s time for an inspection.

Check to see if any green, orange, or yellow fluid is leaking from under your vehicle. If it is you are probably losing coolant and should get it inspected.

Squealing noise when engine RPM increases. This could mean a loose belt which would cause poor circulation of the water pump.

What Do We Inspect?

  • Radiator for leaks and debris clogging the fins which reduces cooling performance.
  • Coolant for protection level and contamination.
  • Pressure test radiator cap.
  • Cooling fan operation.
  • Fan clutch (if equipped).
  • All belts for cracks and deterioration.
  • All hoses for leaks, softness or bulging, indicating deterioration from the inside out.
  • Check for leaks at thermostat housing, intake manifold, engine heads and freeze plugs.
  • Water pump for leaks.
  • Reservoir tank for leaks.
  • Heater Core for leaks.