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Old 04-17-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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93 Explorer radiator

The radiator is leaking at the top seam. Would it be better to have it
welded or replace it?
I was told there are two different radiators for this car. It is an
automatic and has AC. It has 100,000 miles on it.
I will be doing the job in the driveway. Any help will be appreciated.


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Old 04-17-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Explorer radiator


"news.bellatlantic.net" <vze3pzws@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> The radiator is leaking at the top seam. Would it be better to have
> it
> welded or replace it?
> I was told there are two different radiators for this car. It is an
> automatic and has AC. It has 100,000 miles on it.
> I will be doing the job in the driveway. Any help will be
> appreciated.
>

I just replaced the radiator on my 96 V8 with 113miles on it. I
thought it would be a pretty simple procedure. Drain the radiator,
disconnect (and replace) the upper and lower radiator hoses,
disconnect the transmission lines, and unbolt the radiator. Well Ford
had a screwed up way of mounting the air conditioning condenser to the
front of the radiator. It was a bitch getting it off and getting
everything lined up to get the radiator back on. It was a two man
job. The radiator was made in China and was obtained at Auto Zone for
$219 with a lifetime warranty.



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Old 04-18-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Explorer radiator

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wrotenews:426311ca$1_1@127.0.0.1:

>
> "news.bellatlantic.net" <vze3pzws@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:1eB8e.19175$Xm3.1489@trndny01...
>> The radiator is leaking at the top seam. Would it be better to have
>> it
>> welded or replace it?
>> I was told there are two different radiators for this car. It is an
>> automatic and has AC. It has 100,000 miles on it.
>> I will be doing the job in the driveway. Any help will be
>> appreciated.
>>

> I just replaced the radiator on my 96 V8 with 113miles on it. I
> thought it would be a pretty simple procedure. Drain the radiator,
> disconnect (and replace) the upper and lower radiator hoses,
> disconnect the transmission lines, and unbolt the radiator. Well Ford
> had a screwed up way of mounting the air conditioning condenser to the
> front of the radiator. It was a bitch getting it off and getting
> everything lined up to get the radiator back on. It was a two man
> job. The radiator was made in China and was obtained at Auto Zone for
> $219 with a lifetime warranty.
>




I Replaced the radiator on my 93 and bought it online and had it delivered
to my door for $149.
Paid a shadetree $75 to put it in.

It can be welded usually, if it's not plastic and stuff there, but it will
problably cost more to do so and have an old welded failing radiator than
just putting in a new one.

Another typical Ford failure, radiators that only last 10 years.
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Old 04-19-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Explorer radiator

How long should they last and how much are you willing to pay for the added
lifespan???


"LtFuzz" <com> wrote in message news:Xns963CA99B56C75mapi@216.168.3.64...
> "To Arms!!" <toarms_removespam@yahoo.com>
> wrotenews:426311ca$1_1@127.0.0.1:
>
> >
> > "news.bellatlantic.net" <vze3pzws@verizon.net> wrote in message
> > news:1eB8e.19175$Xm3.1489@trndny01...
> >> The radiator is leaking at the top seam. Would it be better to have
> >> it
> >> welded or replace it?
> >> I was told there are two different radiators for this car. It is an
> >> automatic and has AC. It has 100,000 miles on it.
> >> I will be doing the job in the driveway. Any help will be
> >> appreciated.
> >>

> > I just replaced the radiator on my 96 V8 with 113miles on it. I
> > thought it would be a pretty simple procedure. Drain the radiator,
> > disconnect (and replace) the upper and lower radiator hoses,
> > disconnect the transmission lines, and unbolt the radiator. Well Ford
> > had a screwed up way of mounting the air conditioning condenser to the
> > front of the radiator. It was a bitch getting it off and getting
> > everything lined up to get the radiator back on. It was a two man
> > job. The radiator was made in China and was obtained at Auto Zone for
> > $219 with a lifetime warranty.
> >

>
>
>
> I Replaced the radiator on my 93 and bought it online and had it delivered
> to my door for $149.
> Paid a shadetree $75 to put it in.
>
> It can be welded usually, if it's not plastic and stuff there, but it will
> problably cost more to do so and have an old welded failing radiator than
> just putting in a new one.
>
> Another typical Ford failure, radiators that only last 10 years.



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Old 04-19-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 93 Explorer radiator

Thanks for the help. I'll probably go with the new unit. hope to get
another 3 or 4 years out of the car.


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