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I have a cracked radiator on my 1997 cr-v radiator. how can i fix it myself?

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    johnny wyatt May 11, 2010

    What kinda radiator is it plastic, copper ect....?



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Its not that likely that you'd be able to fix it yourself. take it out and send it to a professional for repair. there's nothing like being stranded because you did a shotty patch job.

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