Could fluid be lost from the engine cooling system when a timing belt is installed?

Tiny
VINPLO
  • 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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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 6:34 PM

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Tiny
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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.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM

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