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Ford F-150 Coolant Leak

Ford Truck F 150 Coolant Leak Featured

I drove my 2017 F-150, which has a 5.0L V8 engine with 110,000 miles, without any issues last night. However, when I returned to the vehicle, I noticed a significant coolant leak on the ground. Upon checking the coolant reservoir, I found it to be completely empty. Upon further inspection under the truck, it appears that the coolant was being expelled, but the temperature gauge did not show any overheating. I added more coolant, but it started dripping noticeably even …

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Water Pump Diagnosis and Replacement

Water Pump Diagnosis And Replacement Featured

The water pump is one of the most important components of the vehicle cooling system. As the heart of your cooling system, a water pump is used to circulate the coolant liquid from the radiator to the engine, which will keep the cool temperature of your engine. If you look inside the pump, you will be able to find an impeller that is made of metal or plastic. This component will push the water to move through the pump. The …

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Universal Coolants

Universal Coolant Featured

Vehicle manufacturers have used a wide selection of extended-life coolants over the years. Every one of those coolants also has different colors and chemical formulas. On the market, you can find green coolants, orange coolants, blue coolants, yellow coolants, red coolants, and even those colored pink. These differences in colors and formula can also cause confusion among vehicle owners and car technicians. Without clear guidance from the manufacturers, people are confused about the type of antifreeze they need to use …

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Thermostat Troubles? Here’s How to Replace Your Car’s Engine Thermostat

How To Replace The Engine Thermostat Featured

Overheating the engine is one of the most common problems that can happen if you have a defective thermostat. The thermostat itself is a component that regulates how coolant flows from the radiator to other parts of the engine. Normally, you can locate the thermostat in a housing where the engine is connected to the radiator hose. There will be a buildup of heat in the engine if the thermostat is experiencing failure and has difficulty opening. This condition will …

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The Risks of Using Flammable Refrigerants in Car Cooling System

Flammable Refrigerants In Car Cooling System Featured

Using flammable refrigerants in an automotive air conditioning system is prohibited by law. However, there are certain exceptions, such as the R1234yf refrigerant, which is only mildly flammable in specific conditions. Additionally, flammable refrigerants are permitted in trailer refrigeration units for heavy-duty trucks. Nonetheless, it is crucial to note that flammable refrigerants must never be used in a car or light truck A/C system except for the specified exceptions. The Potential Fire Risks By Flammable Refrigerants Hydrocarbon mixtures and blends, …

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Troubleshoot Your Car Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air

Diagnose Air Conditioning Problem Chart Featured

If your car air conditioner is not blowing cold air, you may wonder what the problem is and how to fix it. There are several common causes for this issue, and sometimes some problems are easily resolved with a little troubleshooting. We will go over some common causes of a car air conditioner not blowing cold air and provide tips for troubleshooting and fixing the issue. Whether you’re an experienced mechanic or a novice car owner, this guide will help …

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How to Find and Fix Leakage on the Coolant System

How To Find And Fix Leakage On The Coolant System

Leakage on the coolant system is one of the most common problems with this component. Normally, the leakage on the coolant system is easy to find since you can notice the liquid seeping or dripping from the component that has leaks on them. You might also be able to notice the overheating condition of your engine. Meanwhile, your vehicle might also be equipped with an indicator lamp that shows a low coolant level. You can usually inspect the level of …

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Electrolysis Corrosion in the Cooling System

Electrolysis Corrosion In The Cooling System

If you ever had a failure on a new heater core that you had just replaced for less than a year, then this might be a symptom of electrolysis corrosion on the cooling system. Another symptom from this condition might be a failure on the radiator from the inside out that is caused by corrosion or pitting on the material. Late-model vehicles are the ones that are more prone to have corrosion from electrolysis. This is because most new vehicles …

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