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Can i have a radiator rebuild to stop leaking

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There is nothing on the market that can make a radiator stop leaking permanently. The problem with stop leak is it gets everywhere in the coolant system, not just the radiator and has a tendency to screw up the water pump. Your best bet is to replace it, it will save you money in the long run, not to mention the frustration.

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Radiator leaking...nothing to do here but replace it. The "new" aluminum and plastic radiators cannot be repaired. Kinda sad considering how new this car is. If you need a temporary fix and it's a fairly small leak there a lot of stop leak products on the market. Check your local parts house not the dealer they will rip you off big time for a new radiator and tell you can't use stop leak but it really does work pretty well, but you will need a new radiator, no way around it.

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The overheating problem is due to the leak. Radiators are suppose to hold pressure and it is Pressure that changes the Boiling point of the water.
Without the Pressure the water will vaporize at a lower temperature and you will not get good cooling. You could also have a clogged system. Also test the Radiator cap.

There are several ways to try to fix this. Radiator Sealant, Rebuild your Radiator, or buy a new Radiator.

The sure solution is buy a new Radiator. Rebuilding one is a little cheaper sometimes, but you may pay someone to put your old parts on a new core. At best, the bad spot can be braised and the rest of the Radiator is good. Buy a new one and do it yourself. You are not paying someone and getting back used parts this way.

Sealant- If you do this you should clean the system first. They make a Coolant system cleaner. Then get a really good brand of Sealant. Not a K-mart item but something over $15 and sold only at NAPA or ask the Dealer. But you will have invested about $25 in cleaner and Sealant with just the Hope of success.

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I put stop leak in radiator and now the car blows cold air vs hot air when running the heater. why?

The stop leak have restricted the coolant flow to your heater core. You can try flushing out the Stop leak with Preston Radiator flush or replace the heater core. Once Cooling system flushed out, replace thermostat, radiator cap and repair coolant leak. Good luck and hope this helps, and Note: Common Black kitchen Pepper does great as a radiator stop leak without leaving any residue and can be cleaned out of the system with water and not coolant flush. Two table spoon is more then enough to stop a small leak. Good luck and keep me posted friend.

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