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2019 Challenger Redeye Radiator Leak

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Hello I am new to the forum and unfortunately my first post is in regards to an issue I am having.

Yesterday after a short drive I parked in the driveway and when I went to pull the car into the garage about an hour later, I noticed a small puddle of radiator fluid in the driveway on the passenger side.
I jacked the car up and removed the lower pans as I could see fluid had collected and been dripping out of them. I cleaned things up and did a pressure test and noticed fluid dripping again but could not pinpoint where it was coming from. Unfortunately this happened late in the day and my shop access was limited so I won't be able to check further until Monday.

I did a search on this forum and found that there were a few people having issues with rad hoses or clamps leaking and some with end caps or tanks leaking, but they were all from earlier years of Challengers like 2015. From what I could see of mine, I am assuming a tank leak at the moment, but I couldn't find any posts referencing any newer models and mine is a 2019 with only 11,000 miles.

I would think Dodge would have an upgrade by 2019 if it was common ?

I can get a new rad from Dodge for $285 but I am wondering if this will just fail again and maybe there is a better option. Unfortunately I am in Canada so we are somewhat limited at times when it comes to finding things that are common in the USA.

Also it looks like I can remove the rad without removing the front fascia and bumper by dropping the rad support and removing and replacing the radiator from underneath. If anyone could post a link to some information I would really appreciate it as my forum search hasn't found a lot of information yet.

Thanks from Canada
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