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My radiator is leaking when i replace the radiator is there anything else i should replace?

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You have to flush old coolant from engine,and transmission oil too.

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Plastic on top of radiator cracked across the front top about 5 inches. Filled it in with a putty made to seal it. How long will it last and am I looking at other problems with this happening.

This is not a permanent solution and it will not last long because of the heat and high pressure in the cooling system. There are other plastic sections of the radiator that will split also.

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You can attempt to repair the radiator yourself. Copper/brass radiators on older vehicles can often be soldered to repair leaks. Cracks or pinholes in aluminum radiators in newer vehicles can often be repaired with epoxy glue. But if the core is severely corroded or damaged, the radiator may have to be professionally repaired at a radiator shop, or replaced with a new radiator.

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