LEAK ON TEMP SENSOR WITH A RADIATOR CAP GASKET MISSING

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 147,000 MILES
Can you please advise how much it would cost to fix a leak on the temperature sensor with a radiator cap gasket missing on a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible? I took it to one mechanic who said $400, and another said about 1/2. I am confused! What would something like that cost? The more expensive mechanic did say the rad would need to be flushed/new fluid put in as keeping the old fluid and topping it off was not the best solution. Please help!

Thanks, Sara
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Monday, September 9th, 2013 AT 5:17 PM

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Tiny
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Even if the radiator needs flushed, it shouldn't cost 400. I need you to answer a question. Does the temp sending unit need replaced as well as the radiator cap?
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Monday, September 9th, 2013 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for responding Jacobandnickolas. :)

Yes, the unit needs to be replaced. I was advised that the top on these units are only glued on, and eventually (after 11 or 12 years) they tend to seperate.

Much Gratitude,

Sara
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Okay. The sensor is about a 15.00 part. It takes about 15 minutes to replace it. As far as the radiator cap that is missing the gasket, a new one is under 10.00. I have no idea why they are charging so much. Not sure where you live, but that is about a 75.00 job here in PA.

As far as the sensor going bad, yes, that does happen.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 AT 6:15 PM

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