The radiator is the key component of the engine’s cooling system. It is located under the hood and in front of the engine.Radiators work to eliminate heat from the engine. The process begins when the thermostat in the front of the engine detects excess heat. Then coolant and water get released from the radiator and sent through the engine to absorb this heat.Once the liquid picks up excess heat, it is sent back to the radiator, which works to blow air across it and cool it down, exchanging the heat with the air outside the vehicle.And the cycle repeats when driving.
A radiator itself consists of 3 main parts, they are known as the outlet and inlet tanks, the radiator core, and the radiator cap. Each of these 3 parts plays its own role within the radiator.