- September 2, 2011
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i might have to do this on my son's. The rad seal leaks at the top when the tank etc is full. The it eventually pushes the fluid out and stops as its below the crimp seals of the tank. I have replaced the rad pressure cap with the lower pressure one but it is still enough to get out.
I am thinking of trying Bars Leak in this. I have used it in other vehicles without any problems. i appears to be a big job removing the rad and the cost of the new one is above average not to mention the transmission hook up as well.
Trust me, your only solution is to buy/install a new radiator. No one repairs aluminum core/plastic tank radiators and even if you could find someone to attempt it it wouldn't be worth it. You can purchase a new replacement radiator for as little as $100-$120. I've installed 4 CSF brand radiators and only had a problem with one, which was still under warranty and was replaced. Don't waste your time or money screwing with your old radiator. Even if you could get it to seal its on it's last leg.
Some advice: Next time you have an issue start your own thread instead of tagging onto a eight year old thread which has a different problem than yours.