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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Coolant Leak

I noticed a small wet spot on the garage floor over the weekend directly under the front bumper (driver side). Upon closer look it is dripping from the underside of the frame horn, but I couldn't find the source. I ran it by a couple of local mechanics who have both done some work on it and they both said it's probably coming from the bottom corner of the radiator. The lower hose is on the other side and all hoses look to be dry and not leaking.

So, two questions...
1) Anyone disagree or have any other thoughts?
2) If these guys are right, am I better off getting this one repaired, or am I looking at dropping in a new radiator?
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Pressure test it to be sure, the radiator is an expensive item to replace.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Can be a hose, a hose clamp, radiator, etc...

You should give it a good cleaning and check it daily with a flashlight to see where it's coming from.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Pressure test it to be sure, the radiator is an expensive item to replace.
X2 on pressure test. You can also have the existing radiator re-cored which saves a few bucks over a genuine rad.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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I noticed a small wet spot on the garage floor over the weekend directly under the front bumper (driver side). Next to deposits of power steering fluid, engine oil, brake fluid, gear and transmission fluid ...
Fixed it for you ...
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