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Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: December 23rd, 2017, 6:11 pm
by ms2000
1) My radiator is leaking a tad at the very top - lasted 30yrs
If you have any tips on buying or fixing it, pls let me know.
Checked rock auto and they have Spectra at $130

2) Peppper
Someone advised to put a spoon of pepper as it would block the leak
Any side effects in doing so?
Any other methos?

3) If I indeed change the radiator, should I also change Auto Tranny Coolant hose? These hoses are uncommon that you need to cut - it appears that these last a long time.

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: January 30th, 2018, 11:26 pm
by 87g1teger
just replace the rad. Never heard anything about this pepper method. i would change the hoses

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: January 30th, 2018, 11:43 pm
by ms2000
87g1teger wrote:just replace the rad. Never heard anything about this pepper method. i would change the hoses


Where did u buy it from?
How many miles on the Radiator?

Where did u buy the clips for the hoses?

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 8:10 pm
by 87g1teger
i got the rad from autozone.

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 8:11 pm
by 87g1teger
its had about 115k when i replaced it... the clips for which hoses?

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 8:20 pm
by ms2000
Clips for the radiator hoses

My car originally had AC - does not work anymore - the thing that sits next to the radiator relating to the AC - can I get rid of it?

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: February 2nd, 2018, 8:43 pm
by 87g1teger
yea, dont see why not.

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 1:05 pm
by Bag
ms2000 wrote:Clips for the radiator hoses

My car originally had AC - does not work anymore - the thing that sits next to the radiator relating to the AC - can I get rid of it?


Are you referring to the group of 3 relays that mount near the overflow bottle?

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 4:23 pm
by ms2000
Bag wrote:
ms2000 wrote:Clips for the radiator hoses

My car originally had AC - does not work anymore - the thing that sits next to the radiator relating to the AC - can I get rid of it?


Are you referring to the group of 3 relays that mount near the overflow bottle?


Nope.

There must be another that looks like the radiator, sits parallel to the radiator - I am not sure if I saw that on my 3rd gen or this car.

Re: Tranny Coolant hose? Radiator replacement?

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 4:40 pm
by Bag
Ahh. The condenser (looks like smaller radiator that sits in front of the radiator)? That's probably okay to remove, but you got to ask yourself if it's worth it. You're not going to do much weight savings by removing it.