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Good evening to all....

Pulled up to a traffic light yesterday; at the snap of a finger, steam starts coming out from under the hood, on the passenger side. Had not been running hot prior. I was able to pull over safely, checked hoses, etc. all good. Steam was coming from bottom of radiator, passenger side. Had it towed home, waited for engine to cool, poured water into radiator & immediately crawled under car. saw where it was coming from, and removed the radiator. The circled area in attached pic is where it's coming from, next to the drain plug. Unless I'm missing something really obvious, that repairable, time for a new radiator?? This radiator is OEM, dating back to 1998.
 

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Time for a new radiator, yep. The plastic/aluminum radiators are prone to cracking with age on the tanks; and they're not easily fixable.

RockAuto lists them for $200 and down.

Take the Spectra part number, and search Amazon for them also; Spectra sells direct on Amazon and will preship a replacement if you wish to exchange.

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