Common Issues of a Volkswagen Eurovan Radiator
One of the components in your Volkswagen Eurovan that you don't want to encounter problems with is your radiator. After all, your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator is one of the most vital parts of your vehicle. On top of that, it's among the priciest to repair if worse comes to worst. Unfortunately, your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator may display problems at some point. Below are some of its most common issues:
A puddle of fluid under your Volkswagen Eurovan is almost always never a good thing. It can be anything, really. However, one of the leading possibilities is that it's leaked antifreeze. If it is, you better hope that the leak didn't originate from your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator (there's a very good chance that it didn't come from it, though). After all, a leaking radiator is so much worse than damaged hoses.
Radiator hoses often develop damage and become leaky due to wear and tear. Yes, the radiator hoses of your Eurovan are durable, but they're bound to give out at some point. Purchase new hoses as soon as you've determined that your old ones are already damaged.
Leaking that originates from the Volkswagen Eurovan radiator itself is most definitely the worst radiator-related problem that you can encounter. It's because not only is it much tougher to resolve, it also costs way more money. As a matter of fact, the task of verifying if your radiator is indeed cracked is already a major hassle since identifying the location of the crack can be difficult.
Sealing the crack is one of the ways to remedy this problem. While that sounds like a good plan, it's really not that simple. Plus, it doesn't always work. If you aren't successful with that, you'd have to purchase a new Volkswagen Eurovan radiator.
Air is unwelcome inside your Volkswagen Eurovan radiator. It's because air can be an obstruction inside your radiator's channels. It can hinder the flow of antifreeze, thus causing your cooling system's efficiency to be reduced.
The bad news is that it's pretty easy for air to find a way inside your radiator. And the only way that you can push it out is by bleeding your radiator. If you're an experienced DIYer, that shouldn't be difficult to do, though.