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2005 Kia Sorento Question: radiator replacement



Visitor, 3.5L V6, Glendale, AZ, May 25, 2010, 22:15

My radiator started leaking fluid, I took it in for a look and they said my Nipple was cracked and the radiator needs to be replaced. What could have caused this?

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    May 25, 2010, 22:26

    the vehicle overheated so bad that the plastic in the rad cracked. this is not good. make sure they check for possible head gasket issues before returning it to you.


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    August 28, 2010, 14:01

    Happened to mine. Mechanic told me about it when he put in a new AC condensor. I didn't have the problem before I took it in and you have to remove that to get to the condensor. He said he tried to bondo it - he did but it didn't last. He probably knocked it and that may be what happened to yours. I have mine temporarily patched but that won't last forever. Problem is the nipple and radiator are all one piece so a new radiator is the only to fix the issue.

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