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Broke the plastic hose fitting on 2003 kia sorento 3.5 L radiator for return to expansion tank. Is there some way to repair without replacing radiator?

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Best bet try jb weld , mix half and half and let sit overnight

Posted on May 27, 2010

  • Douglas Fieldsted Dec 01, 2010

    The J B weld didn't hold past 50 miles on mine. Had to replace the radiator with new one. I did it myself and saved a few dollars. Took about an hour and a half. Also check out the coolant container for cracks. I had to replace it not to long after radiator.

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