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Radiator fluid on my passenger floor board

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by firetc, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Nov 21, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    firetc

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    I recently found a small amount of radiator fluid on my passenger floor board of my cj5. I m unable to locate or duplicate where it may be coming from???? Suggestions welcome
    TC
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    heater core!
    Shouldn't be too hard on a CJ.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    I second that! Have done a couple on my YJ and the job is pretty easy if you take your time.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Agree with the above posts about the heater core. Remove affected carpeting to rinse/clean off the coolant. Depending upon your location that heater core will be necessary for the winter.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    awesome thanks
     
  6. Nov 22, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Post some pics as I'm sure some of us have not seen the innards of the CJ5 lately.
     
  7. May 18, 2020 at 10:31 PM
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    jeepnik

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    Before you yank the core, check the hoses and clamps.
     
  8. May 20, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Considering this post was six months ago hopefully he has it running by now
     
  9. May 20, 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    Nope still haven’t repaired it
     
  10. May 21, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    Firetec, if you don't feel like tearing into it, You might want to try a radiator sealant. On my '99 Ram I have a intermittent leak, and I really don't want to pull the dash to fix it.
     
  11. May 21, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    WOW. SMH
     
  12. May 21, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    jeepnik

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    First job out of the service was doing radiator repair. We loved folks who used stop leak. We had to not only repair the radiator but boil it out (soaking in a hot solution of caustic). Stop leak, instant money maker.
     
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  13. May 21, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    LYFZGOOD

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    And again do the job right the first time.

    What would you think if you bought a new jeep and at the dealer they found a leak and they just put stop leak in it because it’s faster and easier. I’d say no biggie it was faster should be fine.

    So why when ur jeep gets a few miles and years you would think why it’s and old jeep just do a fastest and easiest?

    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!! I’ve always wondered stop leak must be some smart stuff to know to go right to that leak. Idk.
     
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