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This is a discussion on Radiator leak within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; My friend hit a little bird on the thruway, and now there's a light "hiss" coming from the radiator where ...

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    Radiator leak

    My friend hit a little bird on the thruway, and now there's a light "hiss" coming from the radiator where the bird hit. Upon closer inspection, you can feel air getting pushed out through the leak. Is the car still drivable (in the short term), and how much does a new radiator and install cost? His wrx is an '02. Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Scoop View Post
    My friend hit a little bird on the thruway, and now there's a light "hiss" coming from the radiator where the bird hit. Upon closer inspection, you can feel air getting pushed out through the leak. Is the car still drivable (in the short term), and how much does a new radiator and install cost? His wrx is an '02. Thx!
    absolutely do NOT drive the car..as far as the repair goes your prob looking at 300 for the part and another 1.5 to 2 hours labor to install
    New England F4

    feel free to pm me with any questions..

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    The radiator isn't exposed and does not contain air. Are you sure your friend didn't get a hole in the A/C instead? How could a bird have hit the radiator on a stock car?
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