Jan 12, 2023 - 01:18 PM
The small radiator is called a condenser. It could also be the evaporator. You will have to visually check the parts and the telltale signs to determine which is leaking.
There will be a noticeable drop in the coolant level if it is the radiator that is leaking. You will experience frequent overheating. Check the hoses, and discoloration on the radiator to know where it has leaked.
The a/c condenser would have loud and abnormal noises if it fails. It would significantly reduce the cooling capacity of the unit. The unit would be leaking a noticeable amount of fluid past the typical amount of condensation.
Weak airflow is generally due to leakage somewhere in the evaporator, which impacts effectiveness. The refrigerant would have a strange sweet aroma and when leaking it may seep from the coil, core, or seals. The smell may get more intense with the a/c on.
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Jan 26, 2023 - 05:05 PM
Visual Inspection: Look for any visible signs of leakage, such as puddles of coolant or rust on the underside of the radiator.
Pressure test: You can perform a pressure test on the coolant system to identify which radiator is leaking. This test involves pressurizing the system and then checking for leaks.
Temperature: If one of the radiators is leaking, the engine will not be able to maintain the correct operating temperature. You can use an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of each radiator.
Check the hoses: If the leaks are not visible, check the hoses that connect the radiators to the engine. If one of the hoses is swollen or has a crack, it can indicate that the radiator connected to that hose is leaking.
It's important to note that, in some cases, the leak may not be coming from the radiator itself, but from a component such as a hose or a clamp that is connected to it. It is highly recommended that you take your vehicle to a mechanic to help you identify the source of the leak and perform necessary repairs.
Mar 30, 2023 - 11:27 AM