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Kelzey

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Another car problem!!
« on: 18 September, 2018, 02:42:28 PM »
Hi again everyone!

Seems im here alot haha.

Right....... can anyone please tell me why my upper radiator hose is hard when car is warm/hot.
Temp gauge stays half way. Only noticed this, this morning.
I changed radiator and coolent about a month ago? As the one i had, had cracked.... also my top tank is missing a small amount of coolent but when car is hot it has pressurised back to normal level.

Thanks again.
I appreciate your help.

Btw how hard is it to change rack end and tie rod too as that was the cause of vibration/shudder in steering. Also while im here can anyone please tell me ....
Why when turning steering wheel either rigjt or left it fights with me kinda lol to the other side... like yesturday i was turning off a main rd down a side st and had the steering wheel turned slightly right and it was trying to go left sorta like in palse... have no idea how to explain it. Maybe if i try get a video of it i can try upload.

Seems if its not one fkn thing its another lol. So once again i appreciate your help.

I am a chick trying to fix my own car lmao!!!!!!



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Re: Another car problem!!
« Reply #1 on: 19 September, 2018, 08:46:24 AM »
Right....... can anyone please tell me why my upper radiator hose is hard when car is warm/hot.
Temp gauge stays half way. Only noticed this, this morning.
I changed radiator and coolent about a month ago? As the one i had, had cracked.... also my top tank is missing a small amount of coolent but when car is hot it has pressurised back to normal level.

Hi Kelzey, when the car's warm, the cooling system is under pressure - anything up to about 10psi on a normal radiator cap, or more if it's a "performance" radiator cap. So the radiator hose should be pretty bloody stiff, because it's pressurised.

Also, the coolant level will go up and down as the car warms and cools - that's the radiator cap regulating the pressure. Top it up to "max" when it's cold, and it'll go above that when it's hot - completely normal, nothing to worry about... unless it starts flowing out of the top of the top tank.

Btw how hard is it to change rack end and tie rod too as that was the cause of vibration/shudder in steering. Also while im here can anyone please tell me ....
Why when turning steering wheel either rigjt or left it fights with me kinda lol to the other side... like yesturday i was turning off a main rd down a side st and had the steering wheel turned slightly right and it was trying to go left sorta like in palse... have no idea how to explain it. Maybe if i try get a video of it i can try upload.

It's a bit difficult, but not the most difficult thing in the world. It does require some special tools, and you'll need a wheel alignment afterwards. That worn tie rod is also what's causing your steering wheel to fight with you. I'd suggest getting a tyre shop to do the tie rod, rack end and wheel alignment all at the same time, as it's way easier with the specialised tools, and they shouldn't charge you anything more than $200ish for the full job.
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Re: Another car problem!!
« Reply #2 on: 20 September, 2018, 07:35:19 AM »
Hey!

Thank u soo much for ur reply. Here ive been thinking jezus whats wrong with car now lol. Could u tell me when the car is hot tho i can smell coolent as if its leaking but havnt been able to find a leak haha!

So my radiator hose should be hard? When car is hot/warm? Was sorta thinking hoping its not thermostat.

No worries about tie rod and rack end. I just recently got a wheel alignment with new tyres fitted and balanced after i got car back it was great until 3/4 days lata and got a vibration shudder. Was told could be weights so i went back and they checked and found it was the tie rod and rack end so will i still need another alignment afterwards if yes then i will go back to toby tyres and get them to do it. Roughly said for the tie rod and rack end would be around 160 including labour maybe thay can chuck in a free another alignment haha! Only got done last month on the 6th.

Thanks again for ur reply. If i need more info i will be back. As it seems this is where i almost live haha wen it comes to the car 😳😳😳