The bottom one should just pop off i had to replace my radiator like two months ago and my girlfriends uncle works at a dodge dealership and i had him do it but i was standing there watching him and it looked like he had no problem at all with it
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look at the bottom or sides of the radiator. if there are lines running into the tank other than the radiator hoses the transmission cooler is part of the radiator and most likely began leaking into radiator only fix is to replace it
What about the cooling fan motor? If you run your heat will that prevent or slow down the overheating? When your temp gauge reads above middle, closer to the red, pop your hood and look at the fan attached to the radiator. Its should be running.
It's most likely engine oil not power steering fluild and that's an indication of a blown cylinder head gasket. The gasket separates the coolant and oil ports in your engine. If not repaired in a timely manner, warpage can occur on the mating surfaces of the engine block from extreme temperatures resulting in higher repair costs.
If you have a leak near the lower radiator connection that just started, it is either a failed hose, or possibly a radiator core leak that is dripping down to that area.
If you havent changed your radiator hoses for awhile, and they feel soft, it isn't a bad idea to change them both. If you drain your radiator to change the hoses, this would be a good time to inspect the radiator, and perhaps you will find the source of the leak.
- Make sure the engine is cold and not running. - Drain the radiator fluid by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator or for a better/faster drainage and cleaning, carefully remove the bottom radiator hose by first loosening the hose clamp. - Open the radiator cap and water rinse/flush the radiator core via a garden water hose until you no longer see any dirty water coming out of the bottom hose (or drain plug). - Flush the radiator over flow (plastic) container by overfilling it with your garden water hose. - remove garden water hose, carefully refit the bottom radiator hose, tighten the bottom radaitior hose clamp, refit/tighten the radiator drain plug. - refill the radiator with approved radiator fluid for your climate and also refill the radiator overfow tank to the indicated level.. - Refit radiator cap - Start your engine until it warms up and check for any water or steam leaks. Refit and or replace any faulty hoses or radiator (regulator) cap! It is not difficult and have fun!