Mechanics

RADIATOR

2003 Hyundai Tiburon • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 159,600 miles

2003 Hyundai Tiburon radiator leaking at the top seam at the front. Does the whole rad need to be replaced or is there a sealant that will repair this small seam leak? Car is not overheating, however, is starting to lose small droplets of antifreeze and has a sweet smell which I'm told is the antifreeze.
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Cranbrook
August 7, 2011.



Is the leak coming from under the radiator cap? Is it coming out of the plastic sides of the radiator? Also check to see if the small droplets are coming out of the overflow tank. Does this problem occur all the time, sometimes, etc?

Tiny
Danlesabre
Aug 7, 2011.
No the leak is not coming from under the rad cap. The leak is coming out of the plastic side of the radiator, along a seam of the rad. This leak has just been noticed in the last couple of days. Not from the overflow tank. Along, the top part of the plastic rad on a joint seam.

Tiny
Cranbrook
Aug 7, 2011.
They can replace the plastic tank if it is cracked and the seal, problem is often the core support place cracks and if this is the case the radiator will have to be replaced.

Mhpautos
Aug 7, 2011.