7 Causes of a Cold Lower Radiator Hose

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If you are having cooling system problems with your car, truck, or SUV, such as intermittent or continuous elevated engine temperature, the presence of a cold lower radiator hose may help in the diagnosis of the problem. This can be true because a cold lower hose is an indicator that coolant (antifreeze) is not properly … Read more

P0118 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0118 code

The last thing you want to deal with when you’re driving down the road is a check engine light. But for millions of drivers, that’s exactly what happens each year. So, you rush to read the OBD-II code, but then what? Well, if you have a code P0118, we’ll walk you through everything you need … Read more

Losing Coolant But No Visible Leaks? (Here’s What to Do)

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While you should check your fluid levels every time you fill-up the gas tank, most people leave it to the mechanics. It’s a huge mistake. Just because you don’t see any fluids on the ground doesn’t mean that everything is working as it should.  There are multiple places your coolant could be ending up, and … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Coolant Temp Sensor (and Replacement Cost)

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Today’s vehicles utilize an elaborate network of sensors, modules, and wires to assist an engine in achieving the highest degree of operational efficiency. The sensors contained within this network monitor a number of values related to critical engine operation, and relay data to their corresponding modules for interpretation.  However, as is often the case with … Read more

P0128 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0128 engine code

The P0128 error code suggests that your car’s coolant temperature was at an unusual level after operating your vehicle. Your engine coolant should reach around 160° F (71° C) within 15 minutes of starting the engine. The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors signals from the coolant thermostat to determine if it reaches this temperature in … Read more

How to Flush a Radiator (and Radiator Flush Cost)

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An internal combustion engine gets very hot as it runs. With so many metal components moving quickly and rubbing together inside of the engine, all that friction creates an enormous amount of heat. The engine depends on coolant to keep these components cooled down, so they do not overheat. However, the coolant does not just … Read more