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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ryda's Radiator Busted

Noticed that the car was leaking coolant and when I took it to the shop guy stated radiator busted and that it would be $450 to replace. That $450 includes parts, labor and new coolant. Does that sound right to you guys. Let me know. Thanks in advance.
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uh oh! tapping into the ryda mod fund huh? sorry to hear keith, never had any radiator problems yet so I cannot help you with the price...
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Rockauto shows radiators for $110/180. Do you have a breakdown on parts/labor? Is it the dealer? I'd guess it's slightly high..but I've never shopped around for that particular fix.
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Going to check with a guy this evening about the possibility of him installing the radiator if I purchase one to see if I can save some cash.
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Sorry to hear that Keith, I'd definatly go with plan B...
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Damn Keith That sucks. That price sounds kinda high I replaced mine for $250.00 but I did do it myself.
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I used an aftermarket radiator once in an old 86 Taurus. Nothing but trouble with temp running very high after that. Could have been the brand I used but I had to go with a low temp thermostat to get it out of the red zone. And I had to switch to synthetic oil to safeguard the engine from the excess heat.

Anyone else ever have a problem with an aftermarket radiator.
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Sorry to hear that Keith. Last radiator I replaced was a few years ago on a different car, but as I recall, it was less than $300 parts/labor. So I think $450 would be a little high, but I could be wrong.
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Are the radiators in the 2.7 or 3.2/5 the same.

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Found the answer

Radiator for a 2002 Dodge Intrepid from Autozone

SPI CU2184 LLT $289.99 Lifetime Warranty
VISTEON 9023 3 YR $209.99 3yr Warranty
TRANSPRO 431409 LLT $303.99 Lifetime Warranty

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Found a place with a new one locally with trans oil cooler and engine oil cooler for $179 now I just have to find someone to put it on.....LOL
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price sound high in US $ but is dencent in CAN dollars LOL..

FOr my dads silhouette, it cost about 550CAN for everything in the front, fans, rad, trans cooler (built in rad), condenser. The company that supplied me with all of the parts is called american radiator (made in taiwan LOL).

I did the install myself, the car has run 30k since then and no problems. The parts fit very easily and i imagine the trep would be the same. Just pay attention to the removal process and u should be good to go.

The rad purge thing was a little messed in the van since theres no access to the rad plugs with everything assembled, i had to use a long funnel to keep on adding fluid but the easiest way around that is to top the rad and let it fill up for a few mins. The hose pattern also controls the purge process, a haynes manual should give specifics on the water pump purge. ITs pretty easy to id a problem in the cooling system, the car will overheat.

I would say its best to take ur time and do it yourself, otherwise it will certainly cost a lot more. BTW my parts were from an ebay listing, then i contacted the company directly and they shipped the parts from Canada plus all their prices were BIN so it didnt really matter.

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Keith just like that sensor, do it yourself. Radiator replacing shouldn't be that hard, just a little time consuming since you haven't done it before and don't want to damage anything.

Also have you tried to lay eyes on where the leak is coming from? I know that radiators can be repaired(dunno about ours). Maybe your leak is repairable?
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Oh man! That royally sucks! Shoot, Pull-a-part just got in a 2001 Intrepid that might have had a good radiator. Replacing radiators isn't that hard of a job.
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Keith,

Was your car getting hot alot, if so you may want to replace the thermostat at the same time you replace the radiator. It will save you from having to do it later.

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Car was not running hot. Still temp guage does not get above 1/2 way.
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