Engine Cooling problem
1999 Saab 9-5 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 133000 miles
I recently had the radiator on my 1999 Saab 9-5 replaced because of a " pinhole" leak. This repair cost me $654. About a week later the dashboard indicator flashed a message that again indicated I should fill coolant fluid. I took the car back to the same garage- this time they said it was a " bypass valve" for the exchange of heat between the radiator and car heater. Would not properly installing the radiator cause this to happen? Are the two things dependent on one another- that is when they replaced the radiator did they not prperly install this bypass valve? They say this repair will cost about another $260, am I being taken for a ride?
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 12:25 AM