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Caputo777
04-19-2008, 09:43 AM
I just got off the phone with a mechanic who's working on my car. Unfortunately the car had a lot more problems than I thought I was bringing it in for....

One of the problems he's saying is that when he runs the car for more than a half hour and then shuts it down it leaks almost a quart of tranny fluid which he is chalking up to a radiator problem.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? How about a ball park figure for the cost of replacing a radiator?

cardude007617
04-19-2008, 05:48 PM
leaking tranny fluid=radiator problem? hmmmmmm sounds odd. lower intake gasket?

Mike Jung
04-19-2008, 05:51 PM
leaking tranny fluid=radiator problem? hmmmmmm sounds odd...
ATF runs through part of the radiator for cooling it.

cardude007617
04-19-2008, 05:59 PM
ATF runs through part of the radiator for cooling it.

oh, i retract me previous statement.
gmpartsdirect.com says $202.87 for a new radiator plus shipping, id assume auto parts stores would be less.

GrandAmC9
04-20-2008, 11:30 AM
i got my new radiator on ebay for like 75 bucks + shipping no cracks or leaks or anything

tenspeed
04-20-2008, 11:37 AM
I got a rebuilt radiator for my '96 for $100. Mine was a five speed but it had the fittings for the tranny cooling/heating. I replaced it myself.

Caputo777
04-20-2008, 11:59 AM
ok then its not nearly as bad money wise as i was anticipating...thanks guys