Common Diesel Vehicle Repairs

Common Diesel Vehicle Repairs

If you drive a diesel car or truck, or looking purchase one, there are a few common repairs to expect over time with your vehicle. Following is a list of two of the smaller repairs that may be needed in order for your diesel car to run properly.

Diesel Thermostat Repair

The diesel thermostat regulates the level of coolant that goes through your radiator. When found to be faulty, make sure you repair the part right away. If inoperable, this can lead to engine overheating and ultimately destroy your engine.

To replace, inspect the area surrounding the thermostat and clean up any debris, rusting or corrosion. Some fluid will leak, so make sure you have something to collect it. Pull off the radiator hose and the bolts that are surrounding the old thermostat. You can now lift the part up and replace with a new thermostat. Before you install, make sure you replace the gasket with a new part and remove any of the old stuck on pieces. You can now screw back on the bolts and reinstall the radiator hose. Check your fluid levels and refill any if necessary.

Diesel Exhaust Caps Replacement

Diesel exhaust fluid caps stop diesel exhaust fluid from leaking through the filler neck. The part is environmentally friendly as it also stops a vehicle’s pollutants from entering the earth’s atmosphere. It is necessary to replace this part when faulty or broken as soon as possible in order to restore your vehicle’s emissions fluid system back to normal.

The fluid cap is made from tough material that can stand high heat and prolonged wear and tear. However, overtime small cracks can become apparent. This can cause debris to get inside the diesel exhaust fluid system or cause fluid to leak out. If you need to replace the cap, make sure you buy the correct sizing for a proper fit. It is a simple fix, all it takes is removing the old cap, cleaning any debris or leaking fluid, then replace with a new one.

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