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I was driving in town and my truck was overheating.wth.Puled over immediately. I saw all my coolant was just pouring out and I couldnt find where it was coming from.. I let it cool then put some more antifreeze and some stopleak stuff thats supposed to stop radiator leaks and it was fine. I had to add some every night.Brought it in and I had a crack and it couldnt be fixed so I have to get a new one. For everything,radiator flush,labor and radiator its around 6 something. This blows:tongue: !I was looking for another mod to get but now I have to wait.
 

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kha4079 said:
it wasnt covered under warranty????
Not radiators. They fall under the 36 k warranty.
 

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I just lost my radiator at 48,000 miles. Since the tanks are plastic, they are not nearly as strong. I was rear ended 3 months ago which pushed me into the car in front of me. Don't know if that caused or contributed to the problem or not.......
 

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That's BS. So if you drive it awhile with a leaking radiator and eventually an empty radiator, it's not going to affect the drivetrain eh???
 

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They brought my "plastic" radiator to see if it could be fixed and it couldnt so they had ordered me a new one. After I got home I checked it out and they did a nice job. I didnt go to the dealership though.In the reserve tank or w/e to the left of the radiator. It would go down like 3" after driving around for th day.Im glad I have a new one now and I have no more leaky:rockon
 

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They brought my "plastic" radiator to see if it could be fixed and it couldnt so they had ordered me a new one. After I got home I checked it out and they did a nice job. I didnt go to the dealership though.In the reserve tank or w/e to the left of the radiator. It would go down like 3" after driving around for th day.Im glad I have a new one now and I have no more leaky:rockon

Are you saying that the radiator is plastic, or that the reservoir is plastic.
 

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yeah the resovior is plastic and the radiator is also. Like the top and bottom of it is but like the fins and what not is aluminum..
 

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I have no clue how mine cracked at the bottom but it just randomly decided to crack..I dont think anything hit it but no tellin how it happened
 

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I have no clue how mine cracked at the bottom but it just randomly decided to crack..I dont think anything hit it but no tellin how it happened
This is exactly what happened to mine. About a month ago I would noticed a smell that was like coolant fluid but I could not find the leak or see any liquid leaking anywhere and nothing was under the truck either. Last week I tried one of the Stop Leak bottles(there was 3 to choose from) and that didn't work.

SO, this past weekend I shopped prices all around and Advance Auto wants $330 for a new one. Local Nissan dealership wants $540 for the radiator and a grand total of $754 with labor:futwice: What a joke.

SO, then this past Sunday I tried taking out the radiator myself(with dad lol) and wasn't able to do so. I wasn't sure what some of the stuff was under the hood and came across the metal hoses and connections and I ask "Dad, this looks like it goes to the A/C. I can't take that off can I?" and he responds "No, just take it off!". So, I start unbolting it on the drivers side and PUFF, SCCCCSSSS!! There goes a bunch of my A/C, so I tighten it up real quick and put everything back together and test the A/C and it works good. Then going to work Monday I make it into the parking lot and I hear the same sound. Apparently I didn't have it tight enough and the rest of my A/C is now gone.:fu:

So then I headed to Advance Auto after work and pick up a different type of Stop Leak(the aluminum type) and pour it in with brand new coolant fluid. I smell every now and then. I lose maybe 1/4" in the plastic reseviour each day.

Anybody have a cheap way to fix these. BTW, looks like the crack is at the bottom like most peoples here. My buddy told me to drop 2 eggs in there, I thought it was a joke, but he was being serious. I have not done that though.

I have a bit over 64,000 miles on it.
 

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This is exactly what happened to mine. About a month ago I would noticed a smell that was like coolant fluid but I could not find the leak or see any liquid leaking anywhere and nothing was under the truck either. Last week I tried one of the Stop Leak bottles(there was 3 to choose from) and that didn't work.

SO, this past weekend I shopped prices all around and Advance Auto wants $330 for a new one. Local Nissan dealership wants $540 for the radiator and a grand total of $754 with labor:futwice: What a joke.

SO, then this past Sunday I tried taking out the radiator myself(with dad lol) and wasn't able to do so. I wasn't sure what some of the stuff was under the hood and came across the metal hoses and connections and I ask "Dad, this looks like it goes to the A/C. I can't take that off can I?" and he responds "No, just take it off!". So, I start unbolting it on the drivers side and PUFF, SCCCCSSSS!! There goes a bunch of my A/C, so I tighten it up real quick and put everything back together and test the A/C and it works good. Then going to work Monday I make it into the parking lot and I hear the same sound. Apparently I didn't have it tight enough and the rest of my A/C is now gone.:fu:

So then I headed to Advance Auto after work and pick up a different type of Stop Leak(the aluminum type) and pour it in with brand new coolant fluid. I smell every now and then. I lose maybe 1/4" in the plastic reseviour each day.

Anybody have a cheap way to fix these. BTW, looks like the crack is at the bottom like most peoples here. My buddy told me to drop 2 eggs in there, I thought it was a joke, but he was being serious. I have not done that though.

I have a bit over 64,000 miles on it.
My friend told me pepper but i didnt use that. I used atleast 4 different sealants. Also the aluminum one like you said. NOTHING worked. I was loosing a quarter a day also in my resivoir tank. ALso when I brought it in at a radiato shop. They sent it to see if it could be repaired and it couldnt. I ad to get a new one. Best bet would be to just get a new one or try get it repaired.:crying: I know it sounds bad but its the only thing that fixed mine.By the way it was 647 or so at a radiator shop with labor for me
 

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eggs... pepper... wtf? I could see doing that if the truck was a rental and you were trying to limp it home. Anyways, I'm at 43k and will be installing my 3rd radiator... found one at a local shop Meyers Western Auto Parts... $280 out the door. 1st one cracked at a plastic seam, 2nd one, old lady decided not to stop at the stop sign and hit me head on. The f***ed up part is that the radiator support which is also plastic is more expensive.
 

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This may seem like a dumb question to some, but...

...When replacing a radiator, how do you NOT lose freon when disconnecting it from your A/C lines? As you can tell I don't know too much about vehicles.
 

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i understand because of the cost of one but how do you continue to drive knowing that "LIFE FLUID" of your truck is leaking out? The cheap fixes probably didnt work because the radiator is plastic. Not sure how that would matter but i dont think a lot of radiators are plastic, must be the new way to make them.
 

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Plastic is being used a lot in cars these days. It keeps the weight down, which helps contribute to better gas mileage. How else do you think a 300+ HP truck gets 16-17 mpg? Plastic sucks.

Does anyone know where to get a radiator replacement for the Titan that is made of metal instead?
 

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Stillen is supposedly coming out with an all aluminum radiator very soon. Supposed to be less expensive than a stock one as well. I'd guess around $500 or so, and will have tabs to mount an aftermarket, PermaCool dual electric fan unit.
 
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