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1996 neon radiator frozen

Radiator overheats and only had water in it when weather temp dropped

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  • vrodgers1951 Jan 17, 2009

    car won't start, makes a clicking sound; is radiator still frozen since it happen a day ago and still cold

  • vrodgers1951 Jan 17, 2009

    It is on the street; no electrical outlet close by. Top hose defrosting with mush ice in it and bottom hose still frozen solid.

  • vrodgers1951 Jan 17, 2009

    I will look for a line that long and let you know the result. Thanks for your advices!

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It may have cracked the block if its overheating now

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 17, 2009

    is it in a garage or parked on the street? if you can, get it into a garage and put a space heater in front of the car and open the bottom drain to let the radiator drain as its defrosting.leave the space heater close enough to warm the engine but not so close as to melt anything wiring etc...

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 17, 2009

    can u maybe run a heater out there with an extension cord? if you can get some heat on it it would possibly thaw faster and you will know if any damage was done due to the freezing. if you can find a way to run a heater out there id do it and go from there

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