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Local Phone: 410-685-4474
2723 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


How to Tell Your Truck’s Coolant System is Leaking

Today, we’ll tell you why your truck’s coolant system might be leaking.

We’re now getting into the spring season, and that means we’ll have more warm weather coming our way. As the weather gets warmer, something that will become more important for your truck is its coolant system. You don’t want your truck to overheat when you’re using it, and having a functional coolant system helps greatly to prevent overheating from occurring. Unfortunately, coolant systems are susceptible to leaking, which can hinder their ability to do their job. Today, we’ll tell you why your truck’s coolant system might be leaking.

The Radiator Has a Hole In It

Over time, it’s possible for the radiator to corrode, causing a hole to form in it. Because of this hole, coolant fluid is able to leak out, preventing that coolant from doing what it needs to do for your truck.

You Have a Blown Head Gasket

Your truck’s head gasket largely contributes to the performance of your engine. A blown head gasket can go undetected for quite a while, but it’s a very dangerous problem to have. Once the head gasket gets blown, coolant fluid and engine oil can no longer be separated, and this can result in engine failure. It also means some of the coolant gets out of your engine, which can contribute to overheating for your truck.

Your Water Pump Isn’t Working

Your water pump helps ensure that your coolant fluid gets circulated properly through your truck’s coolant system. This water pump is supposed to connect to the radiator’s lower hose, but this connection can sometimes come loose.. There’s also the chance that your water pump sustains external damage, which can also hinder its ability to function as needed.

No matter which of these problems you may encounter, the end result can be devastating. Either way, your truck engine could end up overheating.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
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