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#1 biscuitb32

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 11:35 AM

Well I'm no professional, but I changed thermostats yesterday, but it seems the car will still get hot after a bit and the heater is working and not working. But when after awhile it blows steam and water from the passenger bottom side of the radiator. Is this a defective radiator or somthing worse. Help please. Thanks,


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Posted 24 December 2004 - 11:41 AM

the question would be was it the cause of the problem, or was it caused by the problem? I would take it off and have it tested by a radiator shop to start with. At the worst you will have repaired that part of the problem, and at the bset you might have fixed it.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 04:11 PM

problem was with plastic side cracked about 6 inches. Replacing radiator, aftermarket not plastic like the original. cool.


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Posted 24 December 2004 - 05:04 PM

Good that you are replacing the radiator, and with a better one that came with the car, but that may not be all of your problem. . .
when you refil with coolant after replacing the radiator, be sure and "burp" the system real well. Air pockets will cause just such a problem as you described, and may be the reason teh original radiator cracked. . .

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 06:21 PM

Our fingers are crossed.




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