EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Fix Coolant Leaks: 2012-2016 Fiat 500

Braeger Ford helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Follow the steps in this video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in your 2012 Fiat 500. Leaking coolant is one of the more common types of fluid leaks on 500s. Engine coolant (which is also called antifreeze or anti-freeze) moves through the inside of your 500's engine and keeps it from overheating. Coolant can leak from the reservoir or from the hoses, in 2012 500s with the 1.4 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2012 500 c Pop 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. In many 2012 500s, an anti-freeze leak can cause the temp sensor to record high engine temperatures. Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your 500.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2012-2016 Fiat 500: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • How to Add Coolant: Fiat 500 (2012-2016)
    Add antifreeze

    Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Fix a Flat Tire: Fiat 500 (2012-2016)
    Change a flat tire

    Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Brake Light Change 2012-2016 Fiat 500
    Replace brake lights

    Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Check Oil Level 2012-2016 Fiat 500
    Oil level check

    Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Check the Belts: 2012-2016 Fiat 500
    Check the belts

    Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here

    2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2012 Fiat 500
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools