New Radiator Leaking...

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I finally bought a new radiator for my Dodge Ram as the old one has been leaking for almost a year now. So I get the new radiator in the car hook up the reservoir, PS Radiator, and ATF Radiator as it's all mounted to the main radiator. After everything is hooked up I had my wife sit in the truck and watch the gauges just in case as I add fluid. While she was sitting there I was kneading the hoses to get the air out and heard a hissing every time I squeezed the hose... Turns out the new radiator is leaking out of the corner between some of the fins, this thing didn't even go 1 mile and it's leaking... I should have checked it before I put it in. duh
 
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
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Spectra Premium? TransPro?
Spectra
ya we wont sell that brand any more. Let autozone and napa deal with those.
Do they all leak? If I just go exchange it for another one what are the chances it will be bad too?
 
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Not all leak but their percentage of bad ones is higher than most other brands. Iirc they have about a 6% failure rate. Atleast your truck is super easy to rnr a radiator in. Wait till you have a 5 hr grand cherokee or taurus leaker out of the box.
 
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Interesting-the Spectra I bought from AZ for my F-Super Duty leaked in the EXACT SAME PLACE, brand new out of the box. Was it a welded all-aluminum radiator?
 
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