If too much coolant is put into the cooling system of a car, the extra fluid flows out of the overflow pipe. Coolant and antifreeze, as well as many other car fluids, are highly toxic and can be harmful to children and pets.Continue Reading
If there is too much liquid, it is flushed through the overflow pipe. If it is low, additional coolant should be added.
Due to the heat and pressure of the radiator, it is best to work on the system when the car is cool or use a cloth to protect skin from contacting the cap. Add equal amounts of coolant and water until the level is near the "MAX" line on the reservoir.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
To add coolant to a car, open the hood, and remove the cap on the white plastic tank that is next to the radiator. Add a 1:1 mixture of coolant and water up to the full mark, and replace the cap.Full Answer >
A car's heater does not generate heat if the coolant level is low or restricted by buildup, if the water pump failed or if the thermostat is broken. The heater fan is also sometimes an issue.Full Answer >
To replace a car radiator, open the radiator drain plug and allow the coolant to flow into a catch basin. If the radiator does not have a drain plug, loosen the lower radiator hose to drain the coolant. Disconnect all hoses from the radiator, and remove the auxiliary belts.Full Answer >
In order to replace the timing belt on a car the coolant needs to be drained, timing belt covers, alternator pulley, crankshaft pulley, valve cover and old belt all have to be removed. After that, the timing belt will need to be properly adjusted and timed so the engine does not become damaged.Full Answer >