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post #1 of 14 Old 04-28-2011, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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I walked out and found a small puddle of anitfreeze under the front of the truck. I believe I found the culprit but I have no idea what its for. I know I have a big main radiator and then the little black box on the behind the grill is the tranny cooler. The radiator looking thing in between them is leaking. Its a very slow leak. But if anyone can give me any ideas on what that radiator is for or how to fix it.


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It's called a condensor, it's for your a/c

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thanks for your help. I couldnt figure out what it was for. I drove it around but nothing overheated. so I take its nothing to worry about for now? also it looks like antifreeze but is it antifreeze or another fluid?


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Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line

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Water pump has a weep hole on top, when it starts to leak fluid it's time for a new water pump. Keep an eye on it and watch your surge tank to see if it's getting low

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well nothing is wet around the water pump. and the leak is right underneath the front bumper. what is the surge tank? do you mean the reservoir?


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glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
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i found the leak its at the bottom of the condensor. I also researched that the a/c has a green dye in it. does the condenser have coolant in it or is it full of the a/c system fluids. Ive been watching my reservoir and the coolant level is not moving.


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dyi tymar intake
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Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
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a/c system has refrigerant oil in it and it's clear. Turn your a/c on and does it get cold?

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not sure. I rarely use the a/c.


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Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
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anyone else have any ideas? the green stuff felt oily and is like a bright neon green


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Thats the dye in the freon. Probably took a hit from a rock in the condenser.
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