Helpful Automotive Resources
September 08, 2020 P0480 Code: Fan 1 Control CircuitThe OBD-II code P0480 registers when the vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM) detects a potential problem with the engine’s electric cooling fan or its control circuit. This guide will help you learn more about this code and explain why you need to get to the bottom of the issue immediately. September 02, 2020 P2181 Code: Cooling System PerformanceDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P2181 stands for “Cooling System Performance.” It is triggered when the powertrain control module (PCM) detects that the coolant temperature in the radiator and engine is outside of the normal range (too hot or too cold).
March 14, 2020 Bad Cooling Fan Relay SymptomsThis system works best when the vehicle is moving, as it forces more air to go through the grille and into the radiator, enhancing its efficiency. But what happens if the car is just idling and is stationary? That’s where the cooling fan comes in. It helps move air through June 24, 2020 How Hot Does a Radiator Get?The main heat exchanger in your car is the radiator. The coolant moves through the engine to absorb heat, then travels through the radiator. The cool air that flows through the radiator as you drive helps remove the heat from the coolant.
August 27, 2020 How to Replace a Radiator HoseBecause the radiator hoses are made of rubber, they eventually wear out over time. You might notice that your hoses are leaking, cracked, spongy, or brittle—these indicate that the hoses require replacement.