Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Radiator replacement

(2005 Kia Sorento)
in Glendale, AZ on May 25, 2010
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?
Displaying 2 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on May 25, 2010
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.

Roy
on August 28, 2010
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.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I used head gasket sealant to try to fix a head gasket. Upon taking it to the shop I was told I had used too much and...
also replaced heater blend door actuator on passenger side as well plus flushed radiator twice at cost of over 1200 d...
Didn't find what you were looking for?