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Old 02-16-2012, 04:27 AM
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Well hell..........radiator leak

Bought my 08 about 3 weeks ago with 185 k miles and have put about 2k miles on it. Yesterday noticed a drip from drivers side front of the truck. Crawled under and found a small leak in the bottom corner of the radiator. Can it be fixed or do I have to replace the radiator?


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Old 02-16-2012, 04:49 AM
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Btw the leak seems to be where the side joins to the core.


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Bought my 08 about 3 weeks ago with 185 k miles and have put about 2k miles on it. Yesterday noticed a drip from drivers side front of the truck. Crawled under and found a small leak in the bottom corner of the radiator. Can it be fixed or do I have to replace the radiator?


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I'm certainly no expert, but with all the threads I've read on this site regarding the radiator issues with the 08's, I'd say you are looking at replacement. Maybe someone else can chime in with a better diagnosis. Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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well I just went by the local repair shop. they told me worst-case scenario I'm looking at about $1000! does that sound right?!


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No idea, sorry. I guess it depends on what all they have to do...take it out to repair it vs. repair it in place. Haven't had to have one repaired or replaced...yet. Maybe you should get a second opinion from another shop.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:18 AM
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Ive replaced the rad in my 08 like 4 times already. its at 104K now. idk what it is with the damn radiator..
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:22 AM
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Ive replaced the rad in my 08 like 4 times already. its at 104K now. idk what it is with the damn radiator..
I have read its due to the way it's mounted to our frame. Frame flexing could be the cause. Could be wrong here though.


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Old 02-16-2012, 08:24 AM
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If that's the case then I'll be replacing more the way I.drive.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:34 AM
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local mechanic said to put a liquid stop leak in it and keep on going. thoughts and input? I told him about the possibility of it clogging the oil and transmission coolers. he said if I just used the liquid stuff it wouldn't do that. any input is greatly appreciated


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Old 02-17-2012, 09:50 AM
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That quote if its installed ain't bad, the part list for 789.00 give or take though ford. Stop leak will just eat away at your cooling system internals, I'd just fix it once the right way and be done with it. Things of this nature usually end up costing you more trying to short cut it and save money than if it was just done right from the get go if you know what I mean. Trust me I've learned the hard way a few times.
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