Question about GMC Sonoma
The radiator in my 2000 GMC Sonoma is leaking. how do i fix this?...find the leak and clog it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Common for the transmission line to the radiator has failed due to corrosion. You can replace the line or section it off bad part with a new line, just make sure you use compression clamps. I had the same problem and i ended up running a new line with a inline remote transmission oil filter. B&M makes a universal remote transmission oil filter and runs around $45.00. Good luck and hope it's just the line that went bad, keep me posted.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
Testimonial: "very helpful, the line popped out of the tranny, clip-on type. I do not understand what would cause it. Thanks"
Check that the fan is turning in the right direction, in all the changes it is possible that you may have crossed the fan wires and not the fan is blowing forwards instead of backwards. Also check that there are no air locks in the system and that there is a positive flow of coolant.
Posted on Mar 08, 2011
Yes, it could be a few issues, I always believe to go the cheapest route first, so you are not just replacing parts to be replacing, Based on your description, Normally it would not be overflowing if your pump is not working, It could be a clogged hose, you would have to flush system to see if that was the case, but based on my feeling, i believe it is a stuck thermostat, If your tank is overflowing, it would have to be a main hose block, but i don't believe that is the case, i would have thermostat replaced, to confirm that, for a around 50 bucks (if you stay away from dealer) you can have the radiator flushed, which is a good idea anyway, then you will know for sure it is the thermostat, and they can put that in after they flush it, or you can put thermostat in, pick there brain, when they flush it, and they can point where it is, it is just a couple of bolts to take off, clean gasket area, replace with new gasket, after of course taking old thermostat out and replacing with new one.
I hope this helps you, (again, i think it is thermostat that is stuck) thanks Mike from fixya
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
Sounds like a problem with one of the fittings for the cooler lines.
The pipe threads could be stripped or not sealing.
Posted on Aug 20, 2012
your leak is likely in head leaking into the spark plug ignition area and burning of once vehicle is running check plugs for moisture before motor is hot, also can seal using blue rhino at auto zone I used on 6 vehicles and sealed all of them.
Posted on Oct 20, 2012
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