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    Default Radiator replacement- 2001 Hyundai Elantra

    So the pepper trick worked for about a season and now it appears the crack has worked it's way down due to the 50+ 100 degree days here in Texas

    Found a replacement radiator at O'Reilly's up the road. These online instructions make it sound pretty easy:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_7403082_hyun...tallation.html

    Any tips, tricks, or dangers to look out for?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Radiator replacement- 2001 Hyundai Elantra

    Study where the screw holes are on the new radiator. When I tried to replace mine, there were two screws I missed, and when I was wiggling stuff, I got a face-full of a/c refrigerant. It's my own fault for being impatient. I was able to leave my fans plugged in and just pulled them up and over.

    The screwhole in the bottom for draining your radiator? It's totally useless, might as well be made of wax. Set up a large container under your car, and drain the radiator via the bottom hose.

    Replace both hoses while you've got everything apart. Replace the radiator cap too, if you haven't done so recently.

    If I recall correctly, it boils down to 6 screws and two hoses. Just take your time.
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    Default Re: Radiator replacement- 2001 Hyundai Elantra

    replacing the radiator is very easy, is a simple job. should take a noob maybe 1 and half hr to do.


    this video might help
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uQpGse_g2w

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    Default Re: Radiator replacement- 2001 Hyundai Elantra

    Wish I knew that it was that easy. I just had mine replaced last month. I had a hairline crack in the top by the inlet hose. I think it was the heatwave we had here in nyc that caused it. I was driving around a lot that weekend when the temps were above 100 F. I never used my A/C so much in the five years I had my elantra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lycan28 View Post
    Wish I knew that it was that easy. I just had mine replaced last month. I had a hairline crack in the top by the inlet hose. I think it was the heatwave we had here in nyc that caused it. I was driving around a lot that weekend when the temps were above 100 F. I never used my A/C so much in the five years I had my elantra.
    I just found a crack in the exact same place on my radiator Just shy of 150k miles. Engine temp still staying around 180-190F though. Gotta top off the coolant and get it checked out. I wish I had a garage to change it myself.

    Update - had it replaced, only $380 with parts, labor, and tax. They were done in about an hour.
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