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Kia sorento 2003 radiaitor leaks

I'm a female colllege student with less montey than knowledge of cars please help me ..... My Radiator is leaking .... can i use Aluma Seal (Radiator stopleak)? or is there something better ? I h eard that struff is bad for the hoses what can I do>? Please help

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  • calidreamin3 Jan 30, 2009

    i looked and it seems to be coming from the front by the grill. i'm thinking that that is the radiator ? like i said I have no clue about cars.

  • calidreamin3 Jan 30, 2009

    i don't know where it's coming from

  • calidreamin3 Jan 30, 2009

    thank you



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About your best bet is either get a used radiator in good shape from a reliable junkyard or check prices for a reconditioned radiator from the store. do NOT ever put any stop leak materials into your radiator as a long-term fix. they can cause plugging which causes an overheat or blow hoses, stop leak materials will also eat away at hose linings. if you MUST use a stop leak material for SHORT TERM only, then use "Bars Leak" bottle and get a rebuilt radiator asap. As soon as you get the replacement radiator... make sure you run a hose with full water pressure through the old one and a radiator flush BEFORE you put the replacement radiator in so you don't end up with all that stop leak stuff settling into your new radiator!

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Can you get to the Leak or see where it is at on the Radiator????

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    Travis Humphries Jan 30, 2009

    You can try the Stop Leak and see if it Stops the Leak. There is also a Better Stop Leak that comes in a Clear Bottle and has Black Liquid in it (Cannot Remember the Name) That works Really Well. Look for it at Wal-Mart or go to your Auto Parts Stop, They Should have it. Let me Know! Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 30, 2009

    No Problem!



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