If your vehicle is leaking coolant, then your engine runs the risk of overheating and becoming damaged. As you may know, engine repairs can be quite costly, and it would be a lot easier on the wallet if you simply got rid of your leaking problem. Coolant leaks can stem from various components, but you may want to check your coolant reservoir hose. If it is damaged or not securely positioned, then it may leak out coolant. Fortunately, the solution for this is a replacement hose. Swapping your busted hose for a new one is an easy DIY job that even the most novice motorist can do. Just follow these quick steps, and you'll patch up that coolant leak in no time.
Difficulty level: Easy
Items you'll need:
- Protective gloves and glasses
- Siphone hose and drain bucket
- Screw driver set
Step 1: Before starting, make sure that the vehicle is cool. Also, wear some protective goggles and gloves to steer clear of any unwanted accidents.
Step 2: Peel back the rear trunk's carpet liner.
Step 3: Remove any remaining coolant from the reservoir using a siphon hose and bucket.
Step 4: Release the cap of the radiator to relieve pressure.
Step 5: Locate the coolant reservoir hose. This hose usually aren't held in by spring clamps. But if they are, remove the clamps using pliers.
Step 6: If there are no clamps, simply pull the hose out and place it aside.
Step 7: Take your new coolant reservoir hose and plug it into place.
Step 8: Refill your reservoir with coolant and reinstall all parts you took out.
Step 9: Turn your vehicle on and observe the reservoir area for leaks.
Step 10: If there are no leaks, then you're all set.