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Well, as the title says, I came home for lunch and when I came back out, I found a nice puddle under the truck and thought "oh S--t." Well it turned out to be water/antifreeze. I popped the hood and found it coming out the bottom middle of my radiator. So, looks like I'm down to one car for a little while till I get this crap fixed. Its one problem after another with this darn truck. That's why I'm buying a 03 2500HD. Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest.

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My 97' GMC Sierra K1500 has 151,000 on the odometer and I've replaced the radiator 3 times so far. The core is ok, but they leak at the plastic end caps that are crimped on. Very poor design. I've also replaced the intake manifold gasket set 3 times due to another poor GM design on these Vortec engines. I won't even get into the constant fuel injection problems encountered as well.

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You can replace the radiator for less than $200.

Call up some local radiator shops, ask for a Silla all-aluminum radiator. no plastic sides.

Do the repair yourself, save $300 in labor.

Hardset part is capturing the coolant, and clean up.

If you haven't replaced the hoses and thermostat, now is a good time, too.

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