Poll--Who Has Had Leaking Radiator/hoses

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat TSB's' started by currybob, Sep 23, 2015.

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Who has had leaking radiator ?

  1. Had leaking radiator

    29 vote(s)
    33.0%
  2. had leaking radiator hose

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Not had any radiator type leaks

    56 vote(s)
    63.6%
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  1. currybob

    currybob Bob

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    Think we are having too many of these occurrences and losing idea of the count or how many this is effecting.
     
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    rw99 Silver Member

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    I checked "hose", but it could also be the radiator... in any case, I had the first work done (for the clamp), but I still get an occasional little puddle of coolant via the passenger side weep hole in the lower cover.

    So it's going in next week for the radiator.


    Rich
     
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  3. currybob

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    Rich
    Just the kind of info I'm looking for but you didn't put you vote in the poll to be counted.
     
  4. DGatzby

    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    We found just a bit of antifreeze under the left corner of the radiator on a recent oil change. Took pictures. Then took it out for a day of abuse hitting over 150 mph at a race track, oil temps were over 260, but she recovered fine and no problems. I will continue to watch the suspicious area.

    How about the power steering fluid spraying all over the left valve cover after a few good laps?? Anyone having this?
     
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    MoparPhil Gold Member

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    I get mine back today after the radiator is replaced. Started out as a spot of fluid on the ground and got progressively worse. Turns out it was a leaking seam on the radiator. Easy fix. Something for others to watch for.
     
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    my rad replaced
     
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    yurdaddy Silver Member

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    I had a rad, water pump, all hoses, starter , two grounds replaced Then they took the top of the motor off and replaced the gaskets and put longer head bolts in since the heads were lifting up off the motor at full throttle causing coolant to blow all thru the engine compartment. Fca finally agreed to swap my car out for a new one.
     
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    Are you frigging serious!?!?!?! WOW.................
     
  9. nkdave

    nkdave Sublime, black hood, M6

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    I had my "O" ring blow out from the back of my water pump a few months back. They replaced it, no problem. The next week my power steering fluid cap blew off, spraying fluid on my engine. I found the cap and one of the tongs was broke off. Now my engine smell of antifreeze after I drive it hard (all the time.) no fluid loss that I can see, not sure where it's coming from. I'm keeping an eye on it.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Thanks, I think I will bring it in for them to look at. It is a cheap POS anyway. Seemed like the fluid was just appearing, everything looked in order was the strange thing. Then like you say, when I got home after exercising it, I smelled antifreeze. We have the same things exactly happening!
     
  11. nkdave

    nkdave Sublime, black hood, M6

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    Please keep us posted what they find. It will be awhile before I can get mine in for repair. We definitely are not the first to have this problem, hopefully There will be a better radiator coming out soon! Have a great weekend.
     
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    Have not had rad leak yet. But my car does fall in the range of VIN's stated in TSB. I have had the rad clamp TSB done when it came out in April/May time frame. My dealer stated they KNEW about the radiator at that time and they say they checked it. I called BS since the revised TSB was not released till August. They looked my VIN up and said it is not showing (as the TSB states it should) as needing checked. In the end I am taking it in end of this month for them to check it while I watch! I have no leaks as of now.
     
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    Ahhh, but I did. "Hose"
     
  14. nkdave

    nkdave Sublime, black hood, M6

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    I blew the "O" ring out of the back of my water pump. Drained my tank all over my engine, I stared a thread on it. Ever since I can smell radiator fluid after running hard after shut down. I have had time to take it to the dealer. I've neve had a puddle under the car. I do believe I have a radiator leak. Build date 6/19 build number 5009.
     
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    Hey, this is interesting. I had a whiff of antifreeze one time. Thought I was crazy. I checked, didn't see anything. Will keep an eye out.
     

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