Fix Coolant Leaks: 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L V6

Chevrolet Traverse Model Years - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

How to fix a radiator and coolant leak with stop leak

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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L V6 Lights Reverse Light (replace bulb)

White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L V6 Lights Turn Signal - Rear (replace bulb)

Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L V6 Brake Fluid Check Fluid Level

Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L V6 Battery Replace

Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

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Video Description

Follow the steps in this video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in your 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Leaking coolant / antifreeze is one of the more common types of leaking fluid from Traverse engines. Engine coolant (which is also called antifreeze or anti-freeze) moves through the inside of your Traverse engine and keeps it from overheating. Coolant / antifreeze can leak from the reservoir, radiator or any hose, in 2012 Traverse with the 3.6 liter engine. However, a coolant leak (aka an antifreeze leak) is most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine or radiator. Otherwise, your Traverse may have a radiator leak. This video shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2012 Traverse LS are located and the steps needed to fix minor leaks.

A few things to note about coolant is that it is sweet tasting and highly toxic, so it can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you ignore a small coolant leak long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to an overheated engine and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. An anti-freeze leak can cause the temp sensor to record high engine temperatures in a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your Traverse.

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