1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER LEAKS ANTI-FREEZE

  • Tiny
  • denfly
  • 1998 Plymouth Voyager
  • 23,000 miles

The engine is a 3.3. There appears to be a leak just above the lower radiator hose. I took it to a mechanic and he explained it's a metal tubing that has rotted and is only sold at a dealer outlet. He said it's both risky and expensive to repair. Any alternatives like buying it at a salvage yard? Any idea what is the proper name of this tubing? By the way the radiator is new and installed about 2 months ago. It leaks when the van is in operation over 10 min. And it's a small stream about every 5 seconds. Please, I already have over $1,400 dollars in repairs this year alone. Brake line rotted, new battery, new radiator, new rotor, new sway link rods and rebuilt tranny. Hate to scrap it with all those new items.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:08 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Can you post a picture?

Roy

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • denfly
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Can't see much because of the cramped space but was told it connects to the condenser.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:58 PM
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Nothing in the cooling system connects to the condenser.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 3:19 AM
  • Tiny
  • denfly
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My bad, it's the compressor, not condenser.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 11:56 AM
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Nothing in the cooling system connects to the compressor either.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 12:47 AM
  • Tiny
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I was told it has to be removed to get to it. Maybe it's not connected to it but it must be near it.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 12:26 PM
  • Tiny
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There is a pipe under the water pump to the lower hose which is common for rotting out. It is not expensive and requires about 1 hour in labor. Other than that, we need a picture of what you are talking about.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 AT 12:45 PM

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