I just thought....when the engine is hot, did you check for pin hole
leaks in the radiator? Sometimes those sneaky leaks don't show untill
the engine and coolant is at temp or better.
Want a replacement for that Van? I have a '98 Taueus I haven't driven
since 11/3/15, and has only 87 K miles on it. Also has brand new tires
and brakes.... :D
DONT USE ANY LEAK SEALERS, like bards leak. I did that ONCE:(
it ruined the heate core, plugged it solid.
this occured in early spring, garage wanted 850 bucks just for labor the dash board had to be completely removed to replace the heater core, sadly the van went to the junkyard bcause i was dumb and used the leak sealer
found the real source of the leak, a bad hose.
I did the same thing with a '98 Cheep Grand Cherokee limited. This one
had bugs galore, and I replaced the radiator twice and the A/C junk
under the dash.
I put "stop leak" in the radiator, and after driving in 115 degree
weather for 6 miles, boom...the bitchin V-8 in that bug ridden cheep
spun a rod bearing.
I sold that cheep to a feller for $1500.00. That was in 2007. :/
Good sealer, used by following the enclosed instructions, will fix a
leak and NOT plug the heater core. I've used the stuff hundreds of
times in my carreer as a mechanic, and several times on my own
vehicles - never had a problem.
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