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Radiator leak water leak near lower hose at connection to radiator, but not really sure it's the hose.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my lower radiator hose is leaking where it connects to the block. I just replaced the hose

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    bought a new radiator installed it and it's leaking seems to come from radiator not the hose

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    maybe water pump problem and or thermastat

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Be smart! replace hoses,send radiotor to clean and check for leaks, replace thermostat with one (fail open) and you will be ok for the next 100,000 miles ciao

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If you want to make sure you can put some soap bubles on the hose and see where the leak has actually taken place as a first step in diagnostic.

just pour the soap on the top and you can see (not inside the radiator), once it blows then there is your leakage.

either the radiator itself is the prob or the hose

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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