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Radiator Repair


You're probably better off with a complete replacement, believe it or not!

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Most cars (with a few air-cooled exceptions) depend on their radiators to dissipate the heat generated by the engine. Sooner or later layers of rust and debris build up and it restricts the flow of coolant. When the coolant can't circulate through the engine, it can cause serious, major damage.

Chevy puts a variety of radiators in different cars. In Chevy trucks, Silverado 1500 4.8 5.3 6.0 V8 1999-2013 Silverado 1500HD 6.0 V8 2001-2006 Silverado 2500 6.0 V8 1999-2004 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 V8 2001-2010 Silverado 3500 6.0 V8 2001-2007 Silverado 3500HD 6.0 V8 2007-2010 all use the same size radiator.

Traditionally, the accepted remedy was to remove the radiator from the car, clean off the copper fins, flush out the brass tubing that carried the coolant, and patch any leaks that were found. Since the 1980s, radiators are made of aluminum and plastic. There is a substantial savings in weight (improving fuel economy) and efficiency of operation. The cost of replacement has also come down to the point where it is a lot cheaper to drop in a new unit rather than attempt to clean and repair a failing radiator.

In January of 2019 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a "Service Bulletin" regarding "Coolant Smell and/or Slight Leak at Radiator". Some of the vehicles covered were the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (Plant Code G*) (without RPO NHT- Max Towing Pkg) 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (Plant Code F*, Z*) 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe.

If your Chevy is overheating or leaking in your driveway give us a call right away. Schedule an appoinment and inspection to confirm that the radiator in the culprit. If so, we'll install a new one and have you back on the road. You'll find that the cost is probably much less than you expected!