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I have a 1998 pontiac grand am se, and i have had to replace my radiator several times in 2 days and each time i replace it it leaks in the same place. I am wondering what could be causing this problem repeatedly

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Two possibilities:1. look for anything that can be poking a hole in it. 2.You could have a bad head gasket and over -pressurizing the radiator. (you should have other symptoms with that ) 3. You have really bad luck? and have gotten two defective units?

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Is your engine running hot? did they replace it with new radiator or just patch it up. I only reason why your car do what it does is that the radiator is building up too much pressure and not circulating through the engine. replace the thermostats and the switch along making sure you colling fans is working. does the fan run at all when the engine is hot? turn your ac button off so that way the ac fan is not running. see if you cooling fans kicks on when idling long period, watch your temperature, don't let it get hot, if it does turn it off and have the fan check and the water pump; change thermostat and the switch if you haven't had it done.

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