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cost to replace radiator?

was jacking up my car using the front jack point to swap my tires last night and when I went to go lower the car back down the jack slipped and punctured right thru the rad causing coolant everywhere.....
how much is it approx for a new rad and how many hours would a shop charge?
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That's a fairly common thing to happen actually - which is one of the reasons I don't use the front jacking point (also my car is too low). But a Koyo rad is ~$150. It's a full day install though if you do it yourself on an MTX - not sure what extra steps need to be taken if you have an ATX since transmission fluid flows thru the bottom of the rad. A shop, no idea what they charge but it won't be cheap since you have to rip off the ENTIRE front end.


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If you have a 2.3L they say you can do it without removing the front end, but in my case I have a 3.0L and I had to remove the whole front end just to get to the radiator..

That being said you can pick one up at an autozone or o'reilly auto parts for about $167. Took me a few hours to install so save a day for the install.

Use this video as a guide:
This helped me with removing the front end. Good luck!


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was jacking up my car using the front jack point to swap my tires last night and when I went to go lower the car back down the jack slipped and punctured right thru the rad causing coolant everywhere.....
how much is it approx for a new rad and how many hours would a shop charge?
thanks
Just did this today! :/ did you end up taking it to a place. If so what did they charge. Thinking about doing it my self
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You can pick up everything here, but aftermarket will definitely be cheaper.
It also depends on the engine you have. As KewlGuy said, the 2.3 is pretty easy, and a shop probably wouldn't bill more than 3 hours for it. It would probably be close to 5-6 on the 3.0
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