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We think it has a whole in it. I NEED answers.I want to go to Detroit.Can someone tell me how to fix it with diagrams(If possible)Plz. I am bored sick.My Spring Break will be boring if i cant get out of town.
When you stop at a stop light it kinda hums and eases forward like youre hittin the gas then hittin the breaks.And it dose this at every stoplight.
I dont know what it's leakin cause idk nothin about cars.I just know my dad said it was a whole in it.
Can ANYONE that KNOWS something about being under the hood of CARS help a sista out.
 
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If it is a small leak, try Stop-Leak. It is available at most all auto parts stores.
There are other remedies too such as black pepper or corn flakes. but I would go with the stop leak.
 
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If it is a radiator, just go to AutoZone or O'Reillys and buy a new one. I wonlt not get a used one. But, if you don't see anything leaking on the ground and the car is not overheating, then I don't think it is the radiator. Also, on the other problem you are having, more info is needed. A leaking radiator would not cause the problems that you are having at red lights. That sounds like more of a tune up problem. When was the last time it had a "major" tune up? Might be time.

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I think more information is needed to answer this question. Is the radiator actually leaking water? Can you see water dripping out from underneath the radiator? Is the engine running hot? Too many unknowns here. Also, a radiator problem would not have anything to do with the car "easing up" at a stop light etc.
 
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A new radiatior only costs about $100. It would be crazy to go through all the cost and trouble of pulling an old radiator out and patching it. When radiators start to leak, they're generally ready to fail alltogether.
 
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Your best option is to buy a new radiator. You could check eBay, or the local salvage yards. Other then that, (assuming it's a brass radiator and not plastic) you need to pull the radiator out of the vehicle, locate the leak, and braze it with a torch and brazing rod. The torch will have two cans of gas, oxygen any (usually) MAP gas. You can find them at any hardware store. Sand the hole with some sandpaper, then heat it op with the torch until it melts the brazing rod. First check the hoses, and make sure it's not just a leaky hose or loose hose clamp.
 
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