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Repairing Radiators to keep your engine cool

Check Engine Light ON?

  • Failing oxygen sensor

  • A loose gas cap

  • Bad spark plug/ignition coil

  • Bad spark plug wires

  • A problem with your catalytic converter

  • Bad mass air flow sensor

  • Engine vacuum leak

  • EGR valve problem

  • Excessive gas consumption or release of air pollutants

A flashing check engine light is typically indicative of a serious problem affecting your vehicle's ignition, fuel or emission systems. If your check engine light is on or flashing, it's time to Request an appointment with Neue Auto for a car diagnostic.

If the check engine light is on, but steady rather than flashing, this means there is an issue, but it's not yet serious. This, however, does not mean you can afford to ignore the check engine light. An engine diagnostic is still called for to avoid expensive engine repair costs.


Engine Knocking?

  • Engine knocks when first started.

  • Engine knocks when cold.

  • Engine knocks when warm.

  • Engine knocks at idle.

  • Engine knocks when accelerating.

  • Engine knocks at high RPM.

If you're hearing engine noise like engine knocking or engine tapping, it can indicate that the vehicle is running low on oil. It can also mean that an engine part, such as a valve is wearing out. A whistling noise can indicate a cam shaft belt is misaligned or there is an intake leak. A squealing noise can be related to a loose fan belt. A grinding noise is probably coming from your brakes rather than your engine.


Engine Stalls?

  • Engine stalls when cold.

  • Engine stalls when hot.

  • Engine stalls when accelerating.

  • Engine stalls when put in drive.

  • Engine stalls when braking.

  • Engine stalls when the AC is on.

Engine stalls can indicate an issue with a fuel pump, sensor or possibly an electrical system problem. It can also indicate you're running low on gas, your car is overheating, or that an engine component is worn out, such as a fuel injector or spark plug.



What's an Engine Diagnosis?

  • ASE Master Automotive Mechanic

Engine diagnostics serve to keep your engine running efficiently. The OBD system is capable of detecting malfunctions before they lower engine performance or cause severe damage. Because of the mandatory OBD system, your automobile is capable of monitoring and diagnosing its own performance. You should have engine diagnostics performed when the “check engine” light comes on. Engine diagnostics will help detect problems early so that minor problems never become major problems. When your “check engine” light turns on, it is time for you to contact us for an engine diagnostics service. Our experienced staff will work hard to get your engine working again properly in no time.


Behind Engine Diagnostics

  • OBD (On-Board Diagnostics System)

  • ECU (Engine Control Unit)

The OBD System, or On-Board Diagnostics System, was originally installed to monitor vehicle emissions, but it also detects problems within the engine. Both OBD I and OBD II systems exist, with OBD II systems becoming the standard in vehicles manufactured after 1996. The OBD is connected to the engine control unit (ECU), which helps your engine run efficiently while keeping emissions low. The OBD can identify and warn the driver of engine malfunction by sending error notifications to the ECU system. The ECU is in charge of several engine processes, including the mixture of air and fuel, emissions, and engine timing. The ECU uses sensors to monitor them or make adjustments. If the ECU detects malfunctions, it triggers the “check engine” light on the dashboard. The OBD system then records the code pertaining to the problem. The code can be accessed by a trained technician through engine diagnostic equipment in order to properly diagnose the issue.


What are the benefits of Repairing my Cooling System?

  • Antifreeze coolant

  • Cooling sensor

  • Fan belts

  • Heater core

  • Heater hoses

  • Radiator

  • Radiator cap

  • Radiator hoses

  • Radiator fan/fan clutch

  • Serpentine belt

  • Belt Pulley Tensioners

  • Temperature sensor

  • Thermostat

  • Water pump

  • Working together to dissipate and remove heat from a vehicle's engine

  • Responsible for reducing the temperature inside your engine and preventing overheating

Over time, antifreeze breaks down and loses its efficiency. If not drained and replaced, old antifreeze can lead to corrosion. During a cooling system flush and fill, our staff will drain the antifreeze from the radiator, flush the cooling system, and fill the radiator with new antifreeze. The cooling system’s cooling fan circulates air through the radiator and passes excess heat out of the engine. If the cooling fan malfunctions, your vehicle’s engine will overheat. During an inspection of the cooling system service, our experts will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt for cracks. Because the radiator is responsible for cooling the antifreeze as it circulates throughout the cooling system, a leak or a broken radiator hose can lead to major engine failure. A radiator pressure test is one way we can check for potential leaks or radiator damage. Ultimately, neglecting basic cooling system and radiator maintenance can lead to a potential radiator replacement and major engine or radiator repairs down the road.


Do I need a Radiator Flush?

  • Cooling System helps maintain a constant internal temperature

  • Ethylene glycol is mixed with water to make antifreeze

  • Engine's coolant must be capable of withstanding cold temperatures without freezing and warm temperatures without boiling

  • Antifreeze prevents corrosion and lubricates engine components

Since antifreeze helps regulate your engine’s internal temperature, it is important to check antifreeze levels often. Coolant levels should only be checked when the engine is completely cool, because engine coolant can be hot enough to burn. Significantly lowered coolant levels usually mean you have a leak, or your engine is running too hot. Driving your vehicle on old engine coolant is a leading cause of cooling system failure. The purpose of any cooling system flush is to rid your vehicle of its old antifreeze. Our service staff can drain antifreeze from your radiator, flush out your cooling system, and add new antifreeze to your radiator. We are happy to do cooling system flushes on vehicles of all makes and models, and our knowledgeable service staff will approach your cooling system flush and fill with complete competence to deliver quality repairs.


Do I need a Cooling System Pressure Test?

  • Cooling System reduces internal engine temperatures and prevents possible overheating

  • Cooling Systems use antifreeze to control the internal temperature of the vehicle

  • Antifreeze have to withstand low temperatures without freezing and high temperatures without boiling

  • Mixture of ethylene glycol and water improves the boiling and freezing points of antifreeze

The cooling system plays a very important role in regulating the internal temperatures in your vehicle. Unfortunately, cooling systems are not impervious to damage. Leaks can occur when corrosion is present, and these leaks may be hard to find. Because antifreeze helps maintain consistent internal temperatures while preventing corrosion and lubricating internal components, a cooling system leak left untreated will eventually lead to bigger problems. If you spot a leak, be sure to visit us for a cooling system pressure test. Our pressure test can locate the source of the leak. Once a leak is identified, a member of our service staff can determine the proper repair procedure. Our cooling system pressure test is effective and dependable, and we are confident that we will be able to make the cooling system repairs that your vehicle requires.


Do I need to Replace my Radiator?

  • Radiator keeps your engine cool

  • Overheated engine will lead to breakdown

  • Radiator sits at front of engine bay

  • Coolant gets pumped through a sequence of tunes to the engine, where the liquid is warmed by the working engine

It’s extremely important to repair or replace your radiator if it isn’t working properly. If you think your radiator is malfunctioning, there are signs that might help you determine the appropriate time to schedule a service. One sign that your radiator isn’t working could be an elevated temperature gauge, which is an indication that your engine may be overheating. Another sign of a malfunctioning radiator is a green, yellow, or orange puddle of coolant under your car, which may point to a radiator leak. Radiators spring leaks due to corrosion. If you notice problems with your radiator, contact us and we’ll determine if your radiator needs to be repaired or replaced.

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