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I was changing my serpentine belt and the socket fell inside the fan shroud at the bottom. I tried to pry the shroud from the bottom to retrieve the wrench and I bent a fin on the radiator and coolant started pouring out. Do I need a new radiator. If so which years will work for mine? Just has to be 3.0L engine. I think I will go the JY.
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yes. you just punctured the inner tubes. i have no idea what years will work
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you could have it soldered at a radiator shop or you can solder it your self
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thats easier said than done but it is doable. take it to a professional shop and have it repaired or buy a repaired rad
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ive repaired dozens of radiators my self its not that hard. but a shop would be the easiest and cheapest way out if you don't have the stuff or know how to repair it yourself.
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From now on remove the fan shroud the proper way it's just two bolts and saves you the cost of a new rad!
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Ouch. That sucks royally. I bet you were swearing at yourself like a ***** afterwards. lol


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you could have it soldered at a radiator shop or you can solder it your self
I didn't know radiators could be repaired like that. Interesting.


What about the egg yolk trick? I heard and read somewhere that if your coolant system has a slight leak, you can pour in an egg yolk and it'll plug it up.

Although i don't recall if this is a permanant or temporary fix... I'd imagine a temp fix.
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Save yourself some cash and get a recored rad. Just as good as new.......think of it as refurbished.
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98-07 should work, I highly doubt anything has changed.
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Ouch. That sucks royally. I bet you were swearing at yourself like a ***** afterwards. lol




I didn't know radiators could be repaired like that. Interesting.


What about the egg yolk trick? I heard and read somewhere that if your coolant system has a slight leak, you can pour in an egg yolk and it'll plug it up.

Although i don't recall if this is a permanant or temporary fix... I'd imagine a temp fix.
you can pinch it closed the best you can with needle nose pliers, then add radiator stop leak (egg yolk made for the purpose.lol)to it. It should buy you some time.
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I got it fixed at a radiator shop. Cost was $65. Yeah, I was swearing up and down at myself. Anyway from now on I will take the time and do things right the first time. Live and learn. Thanks all.
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