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Leaking radiator there are two radiators on my intrepid and the front one is leaking. took it to a repair shop and the said it is the a/c condenser. what doesnt seem right here??? what does my anti-freeze and radiator have to do with my a/c unit. they want to charge 650.00 bucks!!!please help!!!!????

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  • gregs1969334 May 15, 2009

    the car is just leaking anti-freeze. the a/c unit works fine. its leaking from the coils in the front radiator. put stop leak in but it didnt really work. what does the anti-freeze have to do with my a/c?? dont really understand that one.

  • gregs1969334 May 15, 2009

    Thanks!! I'll check the unit more carefully. I didnt think anti-freeze had anything to do with the a/c. that would be a heater core prob.

  • Ray Keckeisen May 11, 2010

    is the car overheating or leaking anti-freeze,get back to me the condensor is in front of the radiator,is the a/c unit working

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Pressure test the radiator and look closely you could have a pin hole in the radiator spraying thru the condensor,if you can have some flouresent dye put in the cooling system and check it with a "BLACKLIGHT" this will pinpoint the leak, please rate my fix as i strive to be the best if you need more help,just get back to me

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From what I'm reading, it appears that you are loosing coolant? (antifreeze) If so, if it appears to be coming from the front radiator (air conditioning condenser) that is likely because the radiator has a pinhole in it and is spraqying coolant into the condenser, where it is running down and making it appear to be leaking from there. ANY competent mechanic knows that there is no antifreeze in a condenser, therefore it can't leak that from there. I suggest that you either find a shop that has more informed technicians or do the job yourself.
One thought though is that the tech was just identifying the condenser and not saying it was the source of the leak...is it possible that you had a communication malfunction there? Price also sounds very high.

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Plug the rad into your *** and swivle a fart out into the coolant system.. If u feel a flutter u may have a leak in your intake manifold

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