When is cooling systems service or repair necessary?
• When ever you notice any leaks or issues in performance because your temperature gauge may be off.
• Your cooling system should be inspected annually to insure that your engine operates within proper temperature ranges.
Typical Cooling System Components:
• Pressure Cap
• Transmission Cooler
• Water Pump
• 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.