Mechanics

COULD FLUID BE LOST FROM THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM WHEN A TIMING BELT IS INSTALLED?

2006 Hyundai Elantra • 94,200 miles

Front crank seal is replaced & crankshaft is repaired? When these repairs are done, are any hoses disconnected? Is it necessary for the mechanic to check the fluid in the radiator and perhaps add more?
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Vinplo
August 30, 2012.




It is not necessary to remove any hoses for the work but if the water pump was replaced, the cooling system has to be drained.

A mechanic should check the coolant level and condition in radiator when vehicle is there for servicing. If topping up is required, that usually means a leakage in system, unless minimal quantity is required.

KHLow2008
Aug 30, 2012.


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