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Where did you buy the radiator from ?
Some after market part suppliers are not worth the cheap price. Though i will be honest with you, the side plastic tank is a problem even with other chrys model cars: as well with other car lines, Ford, GM, etc...
I have had luck with a custum built radiator from Radiator.com 1-866-863-8080 ask for Dave. See he will custum the radiator with Aluminum side tanks and provide lifetime warrenty. this radiator will hold up to the high temps and will not crack. under pressure.
Modine stopped making radiators and this company was the best now aftermarket people use there name, due to they where popular, and slid an aftermarket radiator in a Modine box. So, call Dave and compare. Consider the Aluminum side tank or sell the car.
, Regards, Leon
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Kind Regards, Leon
I have not replaced the radiator, just the rubber part. I believe I heard someone refer to it as the thermostat housing. Do you think the entire radiator needs replacing?
Are you talking about the plastic tank that is to the left and right of radiator (End caps) or the thermostat housing ?? Is there an upper radiator hoes going to it ?
My Guy did not have your car model. I searched for you and found a chrome water neck so you can get rid of the Plastic Fantastic! and go Chrome!!!!!!
I am going to call for you in the morning and set this up for you , Lee
The water neck site is---http://www.jegs.com/c/Thermostat-Housings-Water-Necks/11371/10002/-1?sendroiad=4645941911&sendroikwd=aluminum%20thermostat%20housing&gclid=CNnPlvqh2KACFQteswodVn9kEw&sendroicid=bbef8492-2d00-41d6-b158-38db0de2603c
I am sorry i re read the question and i do see the small part of overheating . In the beginning to the end talks about the rubber (Plastic) thermostat housing.
Thank you for clarifying the main complaint.
Now with the housing leaking how much coolant do you estimate you loose and how often do you add coolant ??
And do you see steam or coolant in the oil -- it will appear are a white color in oil ?
These engines are known for head gasket problems. Is the engine miss firing?, running rough ? and/or loss of power?
pull the spark plugs do you see a brownish color to any of them ?
Again sorry for the misunderstanding, Regards, Leon
Hello, my name is Roland
There are two things I need you to check for me.
The way you are describing the coolant leak I would have to say it is the water pump causing the leak. The water pump vent/drain will be on the back side of the engine just behind the timing cover near the top of the oil pan.
With the thermostat housing I have seen two thing that brake them.