1995 GMC Jimmy Coolant Leak/Spray

Tiny
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  • 1995 GMC JIMMY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My Jimmy has been overheating when idling. It stays at normal operating termperatures when driving down the highway. I found that it is leaking right above what I believe is where the oil cooler line meets the radiator. At times, the coolant is literally spraying out of the line fitting. I tried a radiator seal solution, but this did not help much. The coolant only leaks out when the engine is running at hot termperature. I don't believe there is any oil leaking from that area, but I am failry certain the leak is coming from the oil cooler line fitting. Is this somewhat of an easy fix, as in, is it simply a gasket or something similiar? Something I can do in my garage or under a shady tree?
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Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 9:58 AM

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Tiny
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If the radiator is brass then you can clean it up and solder it where the cooler line goes in as it's probably cracked there. If it's plastic then it s replace the radiator.
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Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 1:45 PM

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