Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.
How to Pressure Test a Radiator and Cap
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
Open the hood and locate the vehicle's radiator.
Install cooling system pressure tester following tool instructions.
Inspect the radiator for leaks.
If the radiator is cracked or leaking, it may need to be replaced.
If the radiator cap does not hold pressure, it will need to be replaced.
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