I had a new rad installed.... and what happens is... i was driving it one day and it over heated the guy who did the rad told me i need to check on my antifreeze every other day so i needed to open the cap and unscrew the screw infront of it.. he told me to keep pouring antifreeze untill it comes out of that screw part and it did.. so i closed everything up and started driving it was fine.. and then...
the next day i go to move my car theres a pool of antifreeze in my driveway and its leaking from under the car.. so i brought it back to him ... picked up winter tires and then he calls me saying i owe him 400.00 for winter rims and tires and its the heater core and he's mechanics cant do it.
he had no refferal...and I'm starting a new job so i need to get this car fixed a.s.a.p!
Originally Posted by zubbie
What are your symptoms again? Is your car overheating? I don't understand. This does not mean you need a new heater core. You will smell rad fluid and the car will fog up when the heat is on if your heater core is leaking?
If your car is overheating it is likely because the guy who installed your rad didn't bleed the system properly and you still have air in the system. bleed, fill, bleed, fill... (oh, and find a new mechanic)
edit yes the car dose steam up... it kinda goes away when i turn my heater on but i smell like chemicals or something... i dunno. its odd.