What would cause a PT cruiser to leak radiator fluid?
Leaking on passenger side bottom. Radiator replaced about 3 months ago. 02 model with about 90,000 miles on it.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
either a leak in the radiator, a leaking hose, or a loose connection between the two
- 1 decade ago
bad thermostat or bad seal around the thermostat housing, bad hose or radiator loose connection somewhere, ur water pump is bad or worse case cracked block or tranny... if thats the case, junk the car. but hopefully that wouldnt be the case. can u tell where the leak is coming from? or it maybe overheating, if it overheats than water could leak but it would be more like a spray if the motors really hot... good luck
- extitudeLv 51 decade ago
First check the hose clamps as they should be checked about a week after a new rad is installed.At times a new rad will be installed and they will not put new hoses on it.Hoses are cheap and when you use hose clamps on new hoses heat up the clamp then install it as it will contract really tight when it cools down.
I also sometimes use the dry zink flakes[rad stop leak].The liquid sealers basically suck.Yet on a new rad these flakes should not be needed at all.