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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:20 pm
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Default accura 2.5 tl , radiator licking 1997?

i have a accura 2.5 tl ,its 1997 , 5 cylender , my radiator start licking few days back , one mechanic say it will cost me 5 00$ . what u think ,,,,,,,,,,, is it really 500$
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:32 pm
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i own a repair shop,and there not that expensive to replace on an Accura,i have dome them before for less than 300 and that's parts labor and all ,so id look around for another mechanic it can be repaired a lot cheaper ,and the work will be the same ,,good luck i hope this help,s.
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:36 pm
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Radiator itself is in hundred. You can try getting a quote on it.It also depends on where is the leak. There are something in the auto part shops that can seal the leak for short term.Again, it depends on where is the leak.
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:40 pm
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Top it up with water and drive it over to a Radiator shop. That car should cost less than $350.00 installed. Second opinion and click on the internet should show you several options. Dealing with the auto repair shop for cooling system repair might cost more.
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:46 pm
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First try putting stop leak into the system. For a couple of bucks, it's worth the try. $500 is a bit high to replace a radiator. If the stop leak doesn't work, take it to a radiator shop.
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 06:48 pm
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The radiator from Acura is about 400.00 plus labor and antifreeze.Usually I would get an Aftermarket radiator from Autozone or Oreillys because they offer a direct fit factory replacement(usually about half the price)Usually a radiator shop cannot repair a leak on a factory Honda or Acura radiator because they have plastic tops and bottoms.I have records of more than 2 hondas going over a million miles. They all used 4 or 5 Radiators to do it. A honda or Acura radiator is good for 7-10 years or 150,000-250,000 milesDO NOT PUT STOP LEAK IN YOUR CAR. This can reak havoc on little coolant passages. and clog them up.
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