My car smelled like something was burn so my by opened the hood and tapped the radiater cap to see if it was hot and surely it was it popped open all the coolant gushed out how can I check if there's

20

Asked by Dec 13, 2015 at 09:19 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Venture

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

No offense, I don't mean to lecture you lupitabrantley but that is a cardinal rule, Never ever pop a hot radiator cap. The coolant will come gushing out even with an engine at normal operating temperature. It is under pressure and when pressure is relieved it will boil and scald you seriously. You have to wait until it cools then add coolant back. I hope you are OK and did not get scalded. ~~David

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Venture Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    590
  • #2
    John Carson
    Reputation
    550
  • #3
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
300 Great Deals out of 36,584 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chrysler Town & Country
193 Great Deals out of 12,872 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
215 Great Deals out of 29,615 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac Montana
174 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Sienna
215 Great Deals out of 20,577 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
528 Great Deals out of 36,655 listings starting at $1,375
Used Chevrolet Astro
200 listings starting at $1,688
Used Chevrolet Express
33 Great Deals out of 4,431 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Caravan
427 listings
Used Nissan Quest
49 Great Deals out of 2,147 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.