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Colorado Springs CO Automotive Cooling System Repair

Colorado Springs Cooling System Service & Repair

Trans Tech Auto & Truck is the leading auto repair specialist in Colorado Springs for the service, repair, and replacement of automotive cooling system components. The technical staff at our Colorado Springs automotive repair facility knows how important a role the cooling system in your car or truck plays in your engine’s longevity and your vehicle’s overall dependability as you drive in and around Colorado Springs. As automotive technology has advanced over the years, the cooling system has progressed with new coolant formulations and more efficient radiator designs and materials. The primary function of the cooling system in your vehicle is to remove the heat from the engine and dissipate it to the outside air. This happens when the water pump circulates coolant throughout the engine system where it absorbs the heat before being returned to the radiator. When the heated coolant returns to the radiator the heat is dissipated into the air. A thermostat is used to regulate the temperature of the coolant to make sure it is consistent for maximum engine operation efficiency.

The need to replace the various components of the cooling system – such as the water pump, thermostat, and radiator – are affected by a variety of factors and Colorado Springs driving conditions. Some of these factors include your driving habits, various operating conditions, the type of vehicle and coolant being used, and of course the frequency of scheduled maintenance services like coolant changes. Possible problems with your vehicle’s cooling system may include overheating, a “sweet smell”, leaks, and the frequent need to add fluid.

Trans Tech Auto & Truck offers a complete range of repair services for your auto cooling system needs on both foreign and domestic cars and trucks. The technicians at our Colorado Springs auto service facility are both certified and trained to quickly diagnose your vehicle’s cooling system problem and repair it at an affordable and reasonable cost, getting you back on the roads of Colorado Springs as soon as possible. Prior to doing any work on your auto, we will provide you with a cost repair estimate so there will not be any surprises when you pick up your vehicle.

Our Cooling System services include the following:

  • Coolant Change Flush
  • Coolant Reservoir Tank
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Coolant Thermostat
  • Cooling Fan Repair
  • Heater Core Flush
  • Heater Core Leaks
  • Heater Core Repair
  • Heater Hose Replacement
  • High Performance Radiators
  • Radiator coolant
  • Radiator Cooling Fan
  • Radiator Hoses
  • Radiator Leaks
  • Radiator Replacement
  • Radiator Thermostat
  • Water Pump Belt
  • Water Pump Gaskets
  • Water Pump Hose
  • Water Pump Leaks
  • Water Pump Replacement

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How much does it cost to repair or replace a radiator?
Typically when asked by our customers in the greater Colorado Springs area about how much does it cost to repair or replace a radiator we tell them between $400 – $600. Our auto repair technicians also tell them that the cost to repair a radiator can vary from on vehicle to the next dependent on such considerations as the cost of the radiator itself. Our customers in Colorado Springs that drive SUVs and trucks can typically expect to pay more for a radiator than those driving a standard sized car. When considering how much it will cost to fix a radiator in Colorado Springs we tell our customers that they final cost may include various hoses that are used in the vehicle’s cooling system.

What is the function of a car’s cooling system?
As automotive technology has advanced over the years, the cooling system has progressed with new coolant formulations and more efficient radiator designs and materials. The primary function of the cooling system in your vehicle is to remove the heat from the engine and dissipate it to outside air.

How does a car’s cooling system work?
The heat from the car’s engine is removed when the water pump circulates coolant throughout the engine system, where it absorbs the heat before being returned to the radiator. When the heated coolant returns to the radiator, the heat is dissipated into the air. A thermostat is used to regulate the temperature of the coolant and make sure it is consistent for maximum engine operation efficiency.

Why does a car’s cooling system need to be serviced?
The need to replace the various components of the cooling system – such as the water pump, thermostat, and radiator – is affected by a variety of factors:

  • your driving habits
  • various operating conditions
  • the type of vehicle and coolant being used
  • the frequency of scheduled maintenance services like coolant changes
  • Colorado Springs driving conditions

Possible problems with your vehicle’s cooling system:

  • overheating
  • a “sweet smell”
  • leaks
  • the frequent need to add fluid

We offer a complete range of repair services for your auto cooling system needs on foreign, domestic and hybrid cars and trucks. The trained car mechanics at our auto repair shop are both certified and trained to quickly diagnose your vehicle’s cooling system problem and repair it at an affordable and reasonable cost, getting you back on the roads of Colorado Springs as soon as possible. Prior to doing any work on your auto, we will provide you with a repair cost estimate so there will not be any surprises when you pick up your vehicle at our auto repair shop location.

Why does my car need coolant?

  • Engine coolant takes the heat from your engine and disperses the heat as it passes through the radiator.
  • As the coolant passes through the car’s cooling system, it also inhibits corrosion and provides lubrication for the water pump seal.

Why should I have my car’s coolant changed?
As time passes, coolant becomes very acidic because it picks up corrosion and deposits created in the engine. That acidic fluid, along with the dissimilar metals used in the cooling system, can actually create an electrical charge which can accelerate corrosion of the different components of the cooling system. This crude electric charge can also affect the electronic engine controls, calling for expensive repairs. Regular coolant changes prevent this acidic condition from happening.

How can I tell if the coolant needs to be changed?
If you haven’t kept up with your manufacturer’s recommended schedule, check the radiator cap. If it has a brown residue, that’s rust or corrosion a sign that it’s time to change your coolant.

Why should my car’s coolant be flushed? Isn’t changing it enough?
Sometimes, the engine coolant can be in such poor condition, that a flush is required to remove the corrosion and deposits that were created in the engine and radiator. A coolant flush isn’t something you want to try at home because it requires an approved coolant flushing machine. At Trans Tech Auto & Truck, we carefully analyze your engine’s old coolant and the cooling system’s condition in order to determine if a flush is required.

How often does my coolant need to be changed?
You should follow your car manufacturer’s recommended schedule. It is usually once or twice a year to keep it in cool running condition. Coolant is often referred to as “antifreeze”. Some vehicle manufacturers suggest changing your coolant every 30,000 miles, others at 150,000 miles. It is a good idea to have your coolant filter checked at least every other oil change. Refer to your manual.

How often does my coolant need to be flushed?
Again, you should follow your car manufacturer’s recommended schedule. It is usually once every two years. But our trained auto mechanics in Colorado Springs can diagnose what’s best for your car in its current condition.

Who in Colorado Springs can replace my coolant filter?
Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop offer a complete range of repair services for your auto cooling system needs on foreign, domestic and hybrid cars and trucks. The trained car mechanics at our auto repair shop are both certified and trained to quickly diagnose your vehicle’s cooling system problem and repair it at an affordable and reasonable cost, getting you back on the roads of Colorado Springs as soon as possible. Prior to doing any work on your auto, we will provide you with a repair cost estimate so there will not be any surprises when you pick up your vehicle at our Colorado Springs auto repair shop location.

What is a car coolant pump?
Your coolant pump prevents the engine from overheating by pumping coolant throughout the engine. It is operated by a belt connected to the camshaft, and functions through a centrifuge to cycle coolant through the engine block, cylinder head, radiator, and hoses. Since your engine temperature can exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit for prolonged periods of time, keeping the engine cool is crucial to avoid the consequences of overheating. Overheating can cause parts within the engine to become so hot that they fuse together, resulting in engine seizure. This can lead to engine failure and expensive repairs. At Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs, we run complete and regular inspections to keep your coolant pump functioning at peak levels and correct any issues interfering with its operation.

Factors that often lead to coolant pump failure?

  • Contamination: When coolant gets contaminated, corrosive particles wear down the seal, causing leaks. Failure to flush the coolant is one main factor that can lead to coolant pump contamination. The cooling system can also become contaminated as a result of using the wrong ratio of distilled water to coolant, using old coolant, when rust, calcium, and mineral deposits are created from air inside the coolant pump, or due to the accumulation of residue from sealants and gels. Adding cold coolant to an engine while it is hot or overheated can also result in seal leakage or breakage.
  • Excessive vibration/bearing overload: When components of the coolant pump are bent, cracked, distorted, out of alignment, too tight or loose, or improperly installed, this can cause vibration or an unbalanced load that ultimately breaks the coolant pump shafts, casting, and/or housing.

How to tell if a car’s coolant pump needs replacement?
A properly functioning coolant pump contains seals that prevent the coolant from seeping into the bearing assembly and damaging both the bearings and the housing assembly. Maintaining the integrity of these seals is critical to correct operation of your coolant pump.

Where in Colorado Springs car coolant pump help?
At Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs, our trained auto mechanics are experienced in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of coolant pump issues. If you have questions or concerns about your coolant pump, do not wait to visit AWS. Call us at (719) 630-7476 or fill out our Click here – Simply fill in our online appointment form. We’ll take care of you.

What is my cars coolant reservoir?
For some vehicles, the coolant reservoir is an integral part of the system, and since it is also pressurized, the coolant reservoir becomes an even more important component to engine safety. Because the coolant reservoir is part of the cooling system, when it has any issues, it can quickly lead to issues with the engine. Usually a bad or failing coolant reservoir will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver that a problem has occurred and should be serviced.

Who can check my coolant reservoir near me?
At Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs, our trained car mechanics are experienced in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of coolant reservoir tank issues. If you have questions or concerns about your coolant reservoir tank, do not wait to visit our Colorado Springs auto repair shop.

Best cooling system repair shop Colorado Springs?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your coolant reservoir tank checked. Stop by, call us at (719) 630-7476 or schedule an appointment by clicking here.

Coolant Temp Sensor – Anyone have experience replacing the coolant temperature sensor?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service, offers complete coolant temperature sensor service and repair.

What is the engine coolant temperature sensor?
The coolant temperature sensor is used to measure the temperature of the engine coolant of an Internal combustion engine. The readings from this sensor are then fed back to the engine control unit (ECU), which uses this data to adjust the fuel injector and ignition timing.

Should I replace the coolant temperature sensor and the thermostat?
On some vehicles the sensor may also be used to switch on the electric cooling fan. The data may also be used to provide readings for a coolant temperature gauge on the dashboard.

Do I have a bad coolant temp sensor?
At Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs, our trained auto mechanics are experienced in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of coolant temperature sensor issues. If you have questions or concerns about your coolant temperature sensor, do not wait to visit our Colorado Springs auto repair shop. Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your coolant temperature sensor checked. Stop by, Click here – Simply fill in our online appointment form , or call us at (719) 630-7476.

Coolant thermostat stuck open? Have to repair it?
The engine’s coolant thermostat regulates the amount of coolant flowing through your engine and radiator depending on the engine’s temperature. When this malfunctions, your first indication may be a high reading on your temperature gauge. Your next clue may be steam under your hood followed by a stalled engine.

Leaking coolant thermostat / housing?
If your car is overheating, you need to have Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs check your car out. It may be that you would need a thermostat replacement.

What does my car’s thermostat do?
The coolant thermostat inside your car allows the engine to heat up quickly and then keeps the engine at a constant temperature by regulating the amount of fluid that goes through the radiator.

Is a “coolant housing leak” coming from the housing or thermostat?
The coolant thermostat is a valve that is held shut by spring tension. While the valve is shut, the coolant recirculates through the engine and heats up. The coolant thermostat has a thermal element that is filled with wax. When a preset temperature has been reached, the wax melts and expands, pushing the valve open and allowing the hot coolant to enter the radiator, where it can cool down enough to return to the car’s engine.

Over-Heating and Cold air from heater, why?
As the coolant’s temperature begins to drop, the wax element cools off and contracts, allowing the thermostat to partially or fully close. The coolant then starts over with heating up around the engine and returning to the radiator when it gets too hot. Thus, by cycling open and shut, the thermostat keeps the engine at a relatively constant operating temperature.

Why would my car’s thermostat fail?
If the wax element is damaged by overheating, corrosion or age, the thermostat will stick shut. If the element binds up, the return spring breaks, or a piece of rust or debris gets jammed in the valve, the thermostat will not close.

What happens if the thermostat fails?
If the coolant thermostat ever fails to open, the coolant will not be able to enter the radiator to cool off, therefore causing the engine to overheat. If the thermostat isn’t able to close, the coolant will continue to flow through the radiator, keeping it cool and not allowing the engine to reach its normal operating temperature. This can lead to an increase in fuel consumption, little to no heater output, or poor drivability in cold weather.

How do I keep my car’s thermostat in good working order?
Call Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs to make an appointment to bring in your car, and our qualified car mechanics will check your car’s cooling system to determine if the thermostat is in good shape. If you’ve been having problems with the car overheating, we’ll determine if the thermostat is the issue.

Leaking coolant at thermostat / housing. Repair a Subaru?
Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop specializes in servicing coolant thermostat repair on the following models; Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic vehicles and more.

Engine cooling fan on all the time – Is there a sensor or fuse that needs changing /repairing?
When you’re driving your car through the winding roads of El Paso County or the scenic routes of Colorado Springs, the last thing you want to happen is your radiator cooling fan to stop working.

Can computer that controls cooling fans on Mazda be repaired or reset?
Your car’s radiator cools down the fluid running to and from your engine. The surface area of the radiator allows for outside air to act as the cooling factor. When your car is in motion, the moving air coming into your car may be sufficient at first, however when the temperature of the fluid increases, your cooling fan blows additional air onto the radiator. When this fan malfunctions, the engine overheats.

What can make a radiator cooling fan malfunction?

  • The fuse for the radiator cooling fan is blown. Let Trans Tech Auto & Truck replace your radiator fuse.
  • The fan wires or fan relay are faulty and aren’t carrying the voltage needed to operate the fan. You will need to bring your car into our auto repair shop to replace the fan wires.
  • The temperature sensor is faulty and isn’t telling the fan when the engine is hot enough for the cooling fan to turn on. The experts at AWS will know how to test the temperature sensor in your car.
  • The coolant level is too low. Our auto repair shop can change your coolant for you to make sure your engine is operating at its ideal temperature.
  • The fan clutch that holds the radiator fan in place may have burned or failed, or the springs within it may have worn or corroded. Our trained auto mechanics can replace that fan clutch so that your radiator will function properly again.

Who and where in Colorado Springs does cooling fan repair?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs specializes in servicing cooling fans on the following models; Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic vehicles and more.

Why flush out my heater core?
The heater core is a radiator like device used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. Hot coolant from the vehicle’s engine is passed through a winding tube of the core, a heat exchanger between coolant and cabin air. Fins attached to the core tubes serve to increase surface for heat transfer to air that is forced past them, by a fan, thereby heating the passenger compartment. It needs to be flushed at our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs from time to time to prevent clogging, thus cutting off the heat into the passenger cabin.

How much to get my coolant system flush and my heater core flush?
The heater core is made up of small piping that has numerous bends. Clogging of the piping may occur if the cooling system is not flushed or if the coolant is not changed regularly. If clogging occurs the heater core will not work properly. If coolant flow is restricted, heating capacity will be reduced or even lost altogether if the heater core becomes blocked. Control valves may also clog or get stuck. At Trans Tech Auto & Truck, a heater core flush is inexpensive and takes a short time to do!

Best way to flush heater core?
At our auto repair shop, our auto mechanics are trained and experienced in diagnosing and repairing a wide array of heater core issues and complete heater core flush services. If you have questions or concerns about your heater core, visit our Colorado Springs auto repair shop. Call us at (719) 630 7476 or fill out our Click here – Simply fill in our online appointment form. We’ll take care of you.

What is a heater core?
The heater core is a small radiator used to transfer heat from the engine coolant into the passenger cabin of the car or truck for both comfort and defrosting of the windows. Typically located under the dashboard in a climate control box, a small fan is used to force air over the fins of the heater core and into the dash vents. In most pre-1995 vehicles, heater core leaks are easily accessed for replacement. However, with newer cars, the complexity of construction requires complete disassembly of the dashboard and interior. For this reason, it is crucial to choose a highly trained auto mechanic from our Colorado Springs auto repair shop for heater core replacement.

Why choose AWS Automotive for heater core service?
We have completed heater core replacements in the most difficult models, such as Toyota Prius, Subaru Legacy, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Expedition and BMW models. Proper cooling system service will greatly reduce heater core failure. Typical symptoms of a failing heater core include restricted flow resulting in low or no heat coming out of vents. Coolant leaking from the connections to the core at the firewall can usually be fixed without heater core removal. Coolant leaking from the heater core itself, resulting in steam coming out the vents and fogging of the windshield, as well as coolant on the passenger side floorboard, is typically due to electrolysis. For this reason, a ground strap is always installed when installing a new core.

Why is there no air flow thru my heater core?
Typical symptoms of a failing heater core include restricted flow resulting in low or no heat coming out of vents. Coolant leaking from the connections to the core at the firewall can usually be fixed without heater core removal. Coolant leaking from the heater core itself, resulting in steam coming out the vents and fogging of the windshield, as well as coolant on the passenger side floorboard, is typically due to electrolysis. For this reason, a ground strap is always installed when installing a new core.

heater hose repair from core to block? I need some help
A heater hose, or radiator hose, transfers coolant from an engine’s water pump to its radiator. The hose is vital to your engine’s cooling system. It must withstand high temperatures without rupturing. The bottom or return radiator hose transfers the cooler fluid to the engine. It doesn’t need to withstand as much heat as the upper hose. If your car’s heater hose develops a leak, your engine is in danger of getting overheated, and then you’re stuck on the Colorado Springs roadside.

What has caused my heater hose to leak?

  • Broken connections between and among the hoses
  • Loose attachments and fittings of the heater hose into the radiator itself
  • Wear and tear as it ages

How do I repair or replace my car’s heater hose near me?
If you’re unsure about handling the leaky hose and the coolant that may still be inside it, make an appointment with your Colorado Springs auto repair shop, Trans Tech Auto & Truck. We’ll carefully repair or replace the hose so that there are no more leaks, and your car can continue to run at its optimal temperature.

We specialize in servicing heater hoses on the following models; Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic and more.

Call us at (719) 630 7476 or fill out our online scheduling form. We’ll take care of you.

Who installs high performance radiators near me?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service, and has the experience to install a high performance radiator on your truck or race car.

Has anyone installed a high performance radiator?
Cooling high-horsepower street or race cars can be a challenge. Configuring a proper cooling system is vital, and it starts with a high performance radiator. Aluminum radiators cool more effectively, plus weigh less than older brass units.

Do I need a custom made or a high performance street radiator?
Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop stocks radiators for direct fit and custom cooling applications. If you have questions or concerns about a high performance radiator, visit Trans Tech Auto & Truck. Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your high performance radiators checked. Stop by, or schedule an appointment by clicking here, or call us at (719) 630 7476.

Where do I go in Colorado Springs to have my radiator cap checked?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service. Takes just a few moments to have your radiator cap checked.

Can a Bad Radiator Cap make you lose Coolant?
Your radiator’s pressure cap will keep your cooling system at a higher psi to increase the boiling point of your coolant allowing it to absorb more heat from your engine. Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop has a wide variety of radiators caps for every cooling application. Visit Trans Tech Auto & Truck to have your radiator cap checked.

How do you pressure test Radiator Cap?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your radiator cap checked by one of our trained technicians. Stop by, schedule an appointment by clicking here, or call us at (719) 630 7476.

Radiator coolant – Is there something special about the cooling liquid in these engines?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service. Checking or changing radiator coolant is one of the many services we have provided over the years!

What causes my radiator coolant level to drop occasionally, I continue to top it off after a few miles, no leak?
The radiator is at the heart of your car’s cooling system. This system directs radiator coolant or fluid around the engine’s cylinder heads and value to absorb their heat and dissipate it safely using cooling fans.

Diagnosing a Radiator/Coolant Leak? or could it just be a hose or gasket?
The radiator cools your engine and without it, the engine may overheat and stop working. The radiator needs water and coolant (antifreeze) to function properly. To ensure this, the trained auto mechanics at our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs will check and add coolant periodically in order to maintain an adequate radiator fluid level.

Which Colorado Springs auto repair shop does best job with car cooling systems?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your radiator thermostat checked. Stop by, schedule an appointment by clicking here, or call us at (719) 630 7476.

Do the radiator cooling fans run continuously when the engine is running?
When you’re driving your car through the winding roads of El Paso County or the scenic routes of Colorado Springs, the last thing you want to happen is your radiator cooling fan to stop working.

Radiator Cooling fan runs after turning off engine?
Your car’s radiator cools down the fluid running to and from your engine. The surface area of the radiator allows for outside air to act as the cooling factor. When your car is in motion, the moving air coming into your car may be sufficient at first, however when the temperature of the fluid increases, your radiator cooling fan blows additional air onto the radiator, and on some models, it stays on for a moment or two even after turning off the engine. When this fan malfunctions, however, the engine overheats.

What things can make a radiator fan malfunction?

  • The fuse for the radiator fan is blown. Let Trans Tech Auto & Truck replace your radiator fuse.
  • The fan wires or fan relay are faulty and aren’t carrying the voltage needed to operate the fan. You will need to bring your Colorado Springs car into our auto repair shop at Trans Tech Auto & Truck to replace the fan wires.
  • The temperature sensor is faulty and isn’t telling the fan when the engine is hot enough for the fan to turn on. The trained car mechanics at AWS will know how to test the temperature sensor in your Colorado Springs car.
  • The coolant level is too low. Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs can change your coolant for you to make sure your engine is operating at its ideal temperature.
  • The fan clutch that holds the radiator fan in place may have burned or failed, or the springs within it may have worn or corroded. Our Colorado Springs trained auto mechanics can replace that fan clutch so that your radiator will function properly again.

Where is the best place to have my radiator cooling fan serviced?
Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop specializes in servicing radiator cooling fans on the following models; Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic vehicles and more.

Radiator hose looks like it needs repair?
A radiator hose transfers coolant from an engine’s water pump to its radiator. The hose is vital to your engine’s cooling system. It must withstand high temperatures without rupturing. The bottom or return radiator hose transfers the cooler fluid to the engine. It doesn’t need to withstand as much heat as the upper hose. If your car’s radiator hose develops a leak, your engine is in danger of getting overheated, and then you’re stuck on the Colorado Springs roadside.

What has caused my radiator hose to leak?

  • Broken connections between and among the hoses.
  • Loose attachments and fittings of the radiator hose into the radiator itself.
  • Wear and tear as it ages.

How do I repair or replace my car’s radiator hose in Colorado Springs?
If you’re unsure about handling the leaky hose and the coolant that may still be inside it, make an appointment with your Colorado Springs auto repair shop, Trans Tech Auto & Truck. Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop’s trained auto mechanics carefully repair or replace the hose so that there are no more leaks, and your car can continue to run at its optimal temperature.

Can the auto repair shop fix a broken radiator hose?
We specialize in servicing radiator hoses on the following models; Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic vehicles and more.

Is it possible to repair radiator leak?….how?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck has helped folks like you! When you’re driving your car through the winding roads of Colorado Springs or the scenic routes of El Paso County, the last thing you want to happen if your radiator leaks.

Small radiator leak – can it be fixed?
The radiator is vital to maintaining a proper working temperature for your car’s engine. It cools the engine’s fluid before returning it back through the engine. If your radiator leaks, your engine is in danger of getting overheated, and then you’re stuck on the Colorado Springs roadside.

What causes a radiator leaks?

  • Wear and tear that comes with age.
  • Corrosion from salt and road debris.
  • Punctures from road debris or human error.
  • If a radiator has been filled with water instead of coolant, the water can freeze and expand, causing severe damage to the radiator.
  • Weak or ill-fitting radiator cap.

Possible radiator leak? help! Could I have damaged my engine?
If any of these conditions are true to your radiator, you will need a professional car mechanic at Trans Tech Auto & Truck in Colorado Springs to either repair or replace the radiator. Otherwise, if your radiator leaks, your engine will overheat.

Is it safe to fix radiator leaks myself?
If you’re unsure about handling a radiator leak and the coolant that may still be inside it, make an appointment with your Colorado Springs auto repair shop, Trans Tech Auto & Truck. Our auto repair shop’s trained auto mechanics will carefully repair or replace the radiator so that there are no more radiator leaks, and your car can continue to run at its optimal temperature.

Low coolant and possible Radiator leak – Anyone seen something similar?
Our Colorado Springs auto repair shop specializes in servicing radiator leaks on the following models; Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Acura, Infiniti, domestic and more.

My car’s head gasket blew. I am told I need a new head gasket, water pumps, radiator and timing belt. Does this sound right?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service of your radiator pump.

Radiator / Water Pump – any ideas what would cause this and what I’m looking at to get it repaired?
In order to run cool on warm Colorado Springs days, your engine needs to have a consistent flow of coolant supplied from the radiator throughout the engine by way of the radiator pump. When it works properly, your car will maintain a consistent operating temperature, run smooth, and take you anywhere you need to travel around Colorado. When the radiator pump fails or is beginning to wear out, it can lead to complete engine failure.

Ford 6600 water pump replace – Do I need to pull radiator?
Like any other mechanical device, your radiator pump will produce a few warning signs that they are wearing out. If necessary, our auto repair shop can replace your water pump before additional engine components are damaged. Let us check your radiator pump today.

Dodge Ram overheating – Any other advice or knowledge before i replace the water pump and repair the radiator?
If you feel you have a radiator pump or radiator problem, please give us a call at (719) 630 7476 or fill out our online scheduling form and we will perform a complete radiator pump inspection of your vehicle to get you back on the Colorado Springs County roads quickly.

Anyone know of a good radiator repair shop near me?
The radiator is a key component used in your car’s engine for cooling purposes to prevent the engine from overheating. Overheating can cause a variety of damage to your engine.

Anyone know of a good radiator repair shop here in town?
Because the radiator helps to regulate the car’s oil temperature a malfunctioning radiator can contribute to oil related issues such as rod problems. If issues such as this are allowed to persist for long enough then the damage may become so severe that the engine may require extensive radiator repair or a complete radiator rebuild in some cases.

Radiator, repair or replace? Now the question is, do I repair or replace it?
Operating your car needing radiator repair is like navigating a minefield, eventually you’ll encounter and explosion of repairs. Other potential damages includes a blown head gaskets, a cracked engine head or a cracked engine block. Some of these repairs are known to be quite expensive in some scenarios.

Radiator repair or replacement? Is it just worthwhile to go ahead and buy a replacement?
The best way to prevent any of this severe damage is to have your vehicle regularly maintained by a trained auto mechanics. We can provide you with a complete inspection of your radiator and cooling system and create a schedule of planned maintenance which is highly effective and reducing or eliminating unplanned repairs and unnecessary damage. If your car has been experiencing issues with running hot or overheating call us for complete radiator repair and keep your engine running cool.

Radiator repaired recommendations. Anyone got suggestions as to where to take it, or where to avoid?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck has helped thousands of customers. As you can see by our testimonials, most come back when they need their next repair!

Where in El Paso County can I have Radiator, Thermostat, and Water pump replaced?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service. Referring to your vehicle’s operating manual, you should have your radiator thermostat checked.

Radiator/Thermostat – Anyone experience this?
The primary function of a radiator thermostat is to maintain a minimum operating temperature in your car’s engine. When you start your engine cold, the antifreeze / coolant mixture is kept within the engine by the radiator thermostat. When the coolant temperature reaches the specified opening point of the radiator thermostat, it opens.

How much would it cost to have Radiator, Thermostat, and Water pump replaced?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to inexpensively have your radiator thermostat checked by one of our trained auto repair mechanics. Stop by, or schedule a radiator thermostat check appointment by clicking here, or call us at (719) 630 7476.

Do I need to replace anything other than Tensioner, timing belt and water pump?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service. Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs, reminds you that whether you have a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle, your primary source of keeping the engine cool is a fully functioning coolant system.

Can a Water Pump cause The Serpentine Belt to keep coming off?
Included in this system is the radiator, water pump, coolant hoses, and a fan attached to the radiator that cools heated coolant after it has circulated through the engine block. When all of these parts work perfectly, the engine runs smooth and maintains a consistent temperature. However, the most common cause of engine overheating issues is a broken water pump belt.

Tacoma Timing Belt and water pump?
The water pump is responsible for circulating coolant from the radiator, around the engine and then back to the radiator to cool before beginning the process again. The pump is operated by a serpentine belt made out of rubber and nylon cords that also operates your other accessories, including the power steering pump and air conditioner compressor. Over an extended period of time through normal use and exposure to high temperatures, this water pump belt will become brittle, crack and eventually break.

How much is timing belt/water pump installed by mechanic?
Replacing your water pump belt is an inexpensive part of normal maintenance. If it breaks, it can cause multiple components in your vehicle to stop working and put your vehicle completely out of commission. In order to avoid this problem, staying on top of routine maintenance and service would significantly help. However, there are a few common symptoms that hint towards having a failing water pump belt.

Water pump belt – Where is the best place to have this done near me?
Our auto repair shop in Colorado Springs is one of your best places to have your water pump belt checked. To make an appointment with our AWS trained technicians, give us a call at (719) 630 7476, or fill out our online scheduling form. We’ll take care of you.

If my car is leaking coolant is it the intake gaskets or water pump?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck, is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service. The water pump gasket is the working seal between the water pump and the engine.

What are Water Pump Gasket symptoms of wear or failure?

  • Coolant leak
  • Engine overheating

What is AWS Automotive Repair Advice?

  • If the water pump gasket is leaking, the water pump should be replaced along with the leaking gasket.
  • When replacing the water pump or gasket, the drive belts may need to be removed. The belts should be replaced if they show signs of wear.
  • The entire cooling system—including all of the coolant hoses and fittings, radiator, coolant fan(s), and fan clutch (if equipped)—should be inspected when replacing the water pump or gasket.
  • To help prevent future issues, we recommend replacing the thermostat when the cooling system has been opened for repairs (e.g. water pump or radiator replacement) or during a system flush.

My Jeep Cherokee is leaking above where the hose connects to the water pump has my water pump gone out?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is a recognized leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for cooling system repair and service, and has fixed many problems related to water pump hose for hundreds of customers. Experience, that’s what the trained auto mechanics at our Colorado Springs auto repair shop offer every day.

What is my Water Pump Hose all about?
Radiator/cooling system hoses are an important part of your car’s cooling system, which is designed to keep the engine from overheating. When your car’s engine is running it creates heat. The radiator/cooling system hoses carry coolant through the radiator and back through the engine to keep it operating at an optimal temperature. There are multiple hoses in a given system. An upper hose connects the top of the radiator to the top of the engine. A lower hose connects the bottom of the radiator to the water pump of the engine, which keeps coolant flowing through the system.

My Jeep wrangler is leaking coolant. Where is the leak coming from? Hose or water pump?
If a radiator/cooling system hose bursts or leaks, the engine will not get the proper amount of coolant and will overheat, possibly causing severe damage. The hoses are made of rubber, so It is common for them to crack and weaken over time and because of the high temperature in the engine compartment.

What does the water pump in my vehicle do?
The water pump continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle’s engine so that it doesn’t overheat, leaving your stranded on the roads of Colorado Springs County.

What will happen if my car’s water pump fails?
If your water pump breaks, the coolant will stop flowing, the warm coolant won’t make it to the radiator to cool down, or the coolant may all leak out. When your water pump leaks, your engine will overheat, leading to serious and expensive damage.

What causes a vehicle’s water pump to fail or break?

  • When the bearing for the pulley goes bad. The water pump is driven by a belt that is wrapped around the water pump’s bearing.
  • The gasket, or seal, behind the water pump begins to leak.

How can I tell if my car’s water pump needs repair?

  • If you find a water puddle underneath your car. (Unless the air conditioner has been running, which produces expected condensation.)
  • If you find green fluid (coolant) underneath the vehicle. When you are leaking coolant, it could be coming from the water pump.
  • If the belt seems loose, the bearing may be going bad.
  • You can also hear a low-pitched grinding noise from under the hood if the bearing is going bad.
  • If you see droplets of water or a small stream around the water pump and gasket.
  • Your thermostat warning light may come on, signifying that the car is overheating due to lack of coolant.
  • Your low coolant light is glowing, indicating a coolant leak that may be caused by a bad water pump.
  • If you air conditioner is not working, it may be due to a bad water pump.

How often does a car’s water pump need to be replaced?
You can expect to replace your vehicle’s water pump sometime before 100,000 miles of driving through the roads of Colorado Springs Count

Ford Taurus water pump replacement. Do they need to drain the fluid first?
Water, or coolant, is of course integral to the temperature regulation circuit within a car’s engine. Failure of the water pump to distribute water and coolant to the engine will therefore inevitably lead to the various problems which result from overheating – valve damage, engine block damage, rod damage, and more.

About how many miles should a timing belt, water pump, engine, transmission be replaced/repaired?
Fortunately, with regular water pump and cooling system service you can reduce the chances of heat-related damages. Keeping your car’s engine cool will extend the life of many of its components and keep repair costs down.

What does the water pump in my vehicle do?
The water pump continually pumps water and coolant to your vehicle’s engine so that it doesn’t overheat, leaving you stranded on the Colorado Springs County roads.

What will happen if my car’s water pump fails?
If your water pump breaks, the coolant will stop flowing, the warm coolant won’t make it to the radiator to cool down, or the coolant may all leak out. When these things happen, your engine will overheat, leading to serious and expensive damage.
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