My car has a radiator leak. It has 63,000 miles on it. My mother was the original owner and now I own it. The radiator won’t hold water. My mechanic friend tried to find the leak, but can’t. His equipment isn’t sophisticated. My supervisor from work told me about Barrs Stop Leak.
The Chevy House said it will cost $90 for a diagnostic test plus the cost of what ever has to be fixed. I don’t know what to do. I am alone, up in age and very low in finances. Can you help ASAP. Thanks.
Hi there Sylvia,
If the radiator is LEAKING you probably just have to replace the radiator with a new one, preferably an aftermarket radiator from your local auto parts store and not the Chevy dealer. If you have a radiator repair shop in your area they may be able to repair the leak or maybe they have an inexpensive radiator they can install.
I highly suggest you get a radiator shop or even most oil change shops will be able to perform a cooling system pressure test for you to be sure the radiator is the culprit and not something else. We charge $20 for a pressure test and do it while you wait, so try another mechanic.
Bars leak additive DOES work, but only on small seeps not leaks….in my experience.