Anyone heard of a radiator in a GMC Sonoma going bad after 50,000 miles?
GMC Q&AAsk Your Question
2002 GMC Sonoma Question: Failed Radiator
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (13401 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 22, 2012, 06:17Master
yes all the time the coolant(dex cool) is hard on radiators and makes them leak at seams
ReplyKeithRG, August 22, 2012, 09:20Enthusiast
Can I put a different antifreeze in the radiator beside the orange stuff?
Replyglobalhelper, August 22, 2012, 09:31Master
yes but the system has to flushed completely b4 you use a diff coolant. if not it will cause major damage to mix coolants. i rec you stay with dex but change every 30 to 40k miles
ReplyKeithRG, August 22, 2012, 15:58Enthusiast
I bought the truck with 30,000 miles and in 3 years put 20,000 more miles on but never changed the coolant. There was no indication that I could see that it need to be changed and the places I took to have work done never said the anti freeze was bad.
Replyglobalhelper, August 22, 2012, 16:37Master
well maybe you need a new mech.