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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 280SE

Mercedes-Benz 280SE Car Radiator Replacement costs $529 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.71Shop/Dealer Price$1183.82 - $1831.84
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.71Shop/Dealer Price$1183.95 - $1832.07
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$954.21Shop/Dealer Price$1188.81 - $1835.70
1978 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.71Shop/Dealer Price$1187.77 - $1838.76
1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.71Shop/Dealer Price$1181.17 - $1827.20
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.71Shop/Dealer Price$1176.77 - $1819.51
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$954.21Shop/Dealer Price$1187.18 - $1832.85
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL6-2.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$941.21Shop/Dealer Price$1175.52 - $1822.20
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Car Radiator Replacement Service

What is the Radiator all about?

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the system absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine. The coolant then passes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again.

A radiator has two tanks that are connected to each other through aluminum or brass tubes. When the coolant passes through these tubes, the radiator cooling fan blows air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. The tank is usually made of plastic, and it is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak , the vehicle will overheat and could cause severe engine damage. Radiators also tend to clog over time. When this occurs, not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

Radiator

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing the radiator, it is best to also replace the radiator cap and thermostat.
  • After your radiator is replaced, it is best to have it checked for leaks, to assure that everything is in working order.
  • When the radiator is replaced, the entire cooling system should be checked, especially the radiator hoses.

How it's done:

  • Inspect radiator for leaks.
  • Pressure test cooling system.
  • Remove and replace the radiator.
  • Fill radiator with proper mixture of 50/50 coolant.
  • Recheck for leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. It is a good practice to change the coolant every 25,000-40,000 miles. Replacing the coolant will ensure it is free of contaminants such as rust or scale that can block it from flowing through the radiator and engine. Given high engine temperatures, it is inevitable that the tanks in the radiator will eventually crack. The thermostat should be replaced when replacing the radiator as well as any necessary radiator hoses.The system should also be flushed out of all old coolant to remove any contamination.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Radiator?

  • Car is overheating.
  • Coolant (red, yellow, green fluid) is leaking.

How important is this service?

If a defective radiator is not replaced, the overheating of the engine can potentially lead to serious internal engine damage.

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22 years of experience
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Mathew
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 280SE - AC Belt - Jacksonville, Florida
Did a good job friendly knowledgeable

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34 years of experience
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Emmette
34 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 280SE - Battery - Arlington, Virginia
My wife met with Emmette and found him absolutely wonderful!

Robert

19 years of experience
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Robert
19 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 280SE - Car is overheating - San Antonio, Texas
Excellent advice and concern. Robert is very professional and would recommend him to a friend.

Robert

12 years of experience
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Robert
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CL500 - Radiator - Houston, Texas
If you read nothing beyond this first sentence, just know that Robert is magnificent! On my repair day, Robert showed up promptly at the requested appointment time, sending several heads-up texts prior to his visit. Upon arrival, he very kindly and pleasantly introduced himself, then immediately proceeded to review the requested service and closely inspected the vehicle before bringing out his heavy duty tools. Radiator replacement can be tricky, but Robert tackled it with ease and with a highly professional methodology which can only come from longtime mechanical knowledge and experience. Not only was Robert careful to keep the job site clean and orderly, but he also took delicate care in disassembling components in and around the engine. Once the radiator was successfully replaced and the coolant levels and functionality restored to factory specs, Robert went above and beyond by scanning the vehicle computer for any fault codes, etc. He diagnosed a misfire and tested some ignition components, after which he very kindly suggested what needed to be repaired in the near future. Overall, I will gladly admit that I am very satisfied with the repair work received by Robert. I cannot thank him and YourMechanic enough, as the service received was excellent, affordable, precise, professional and highly convenient. I would highly recommend Robert as a mechanic, as his knowledge, insights, technique and professionalism are without equal.

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