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1997 Camry 4 cylinder radiator is leaking fluid. We intend to keep the car for at least another several years. The car is in good shape. Do we repair or replace the radiator. We were told they are a throw away plastic part and just replace. Is this true. The leak is from the top left side and not the cooling fins or the cap.

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It depends if you have a plastic radiator than yes you were told correct there trash cant fix them.
If you have copper metal one they can be cleaned and repaired for under $100 if your on a budget than I suggest you purchase a good radiator on EBAY or at a wholesale parts place. It shouldnt cost more than $40 to $80 to install but shop around for the part they can get expensive good luck

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To the best of my knowledge, camry radiators are not made of plastic, they're made from copper tubing.

If the raditioar is in fairly good shape, have it soldered.

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