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    radiator bottom tank

    I brought my 03 wagon into the dealer for an oil change, and they said that the bottom radiator tank needs replacing, and it is $700!

    Anyway, has anyone had to replace the bottom radiator tank?

    Do you also have to replace the radiator?

    How much did you pay to have it done?

    In the mean time, I am going to keep some extra coolant handy while I investigate this...

    Thanks in advance

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    The tank needs replacing?

    Did they say the tank is leaking and thus the radiator needs replacing? This makes more sense.

    The price is high. If you are handy you can purchase a replacement unit and install it yourself in an afternoon. If not you could get a second estimate from an independent mechanic. It should be less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The tank needs replacing?

    Did they say the tank is leaking and thus the radiator needs replacing? This makes more sense.


    The price is high. If you are handy you can purchase a replacement unit and install it yourself in an afternoon. If not you could get a second estimate from an independent mechanic. It should be less.
    I think you are right, i.e. tank leaking/radiator needs replacing...I will speak to the mechanic when I go pick up the car. The phone person said that they radiator is expensive, so I think that is what he meant...

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    Did they say the tank is leaking and thus the radiator needs replacing? This makes more sense.
    This seems more reasonable for a $700 price tag, although that still seems way high. I would still shop around if this is the case, I just payed $375 for the diag, radiator (new), plus install.

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