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Old 01-03-2006, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
W. Moore
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Radiator Leak

'96 Explorer, V-6, auto. trans.
I noticed a slight leak where the upper transmission cooler line comes thru
the plastic radiator. It appears around a large washer and large nut that
seem to hold the unit into the radiator. Before I dump a can of stop leak
into my new antifreeze, can this be remedied by loosening the large nut and
washer, cleaning the area and applying some silicone sealant before
retightening the fasteners ? TIA


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Old 01-03-2006, 10:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator Leak

"W. Moore" <WJMoores@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

> '96 Explorer, V-6, auto. trans.
> I noticed a slight leak where the upper transmission cooler line comes
> thru the plastic radiator. It appears around a large washer and large
> nut that seem to hold the unit into the radiator.


Not unusual

> Before I dump a can
> of stop leak into my new antifreeze,


NEVER EVER!!!!!!!

> can this be remedied by loosening
> the large nut and washer, cleaning the area and applying some silicone
> sealant before retightening the fasteners ? TIA
>


Worked for me.


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you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 01-04-2006, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator Leak

I'm here for information...krusty or otherwise. I stopped by a radiator
shop today that wants $350 to replace the radiator because it is 10 years
old and they say removing and repairing the old one wouldn't be worthwhile.
If my silicone repair idea worked for you I'm game. Thanks.


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
news:Xns97407B10CCE7Apettyfogery@207.115.17.102...
> "W. Moore" <WJMoores@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> > '96 Explorer, V-6, auto. trans.
> > I noticed a slight leak where the upper transmission cooler line comes
> > thru the plastic radiator. It appears around a large washer and large
> > nut that seem to hold the unit into the radiator.

>
> Not unusual
>
> > Before I dump a can
> > of stop leak into my new antifreeze,

>
> NEVER EVER!!!!!!!
>
> > can this be remedied by loosening
> > the large nut and washer, cleaning the area and applying some silicone
> > sealant before retightening the fasteners ? TIA
> >

>
> Worked for me.
>
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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