Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

How difficult it is to replace a car radiator' s top cover /manifold ?

7 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Radiators don't have manifolds learn what your talking about

  • 2 months ago

    Virtually impossible to do satisfactorily. Replace the radiator. If you have a particularly old car with metal header and bottom tanks it is sometimes possible to solder them up if you can find someone who knows what he's doing.

  • 2 months ago

    Ever since they stopped making them the old way, by soldering the top and bottom tanks, they're nearly impossible to repair. In fact "they" don't WANT you repairing, they want you replacing. They're relatively cheap, so don't fiddle around with sealants and that kind of thing. Once in a while they will work, but.........usually start leaking again.

  • Erik
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Who does that? Just buy a new radiator. You can get one cheaply on ebay.

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  • arther
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    it would be an expensive car to have its radiator repaired rather than buy a new replacement ?

    New radiator check and replace all hoses as required new coolant depending on the vehicle its probably water pump time and go over the serpentine belt and its pulleys. if the heater hoses are replaced the heater core can be hosed out so the cooling system wont need to be opened for a long time in most cases. The cars I see with heater core problems have had no coolant in them for a period of time.

  • 2 months ago

    If you're talking about the top plastic portion of the radiator don't bother trying to fix it from leaking. Just replace the radiator. 1-800-RADIATOR is who to call for a radiator that always fits and is the best deal I've found.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • 2 months ago

    Significantly more difficult AND expensive than replacing the entire radiator.

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