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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Saturn SC2

Saturn SC2 Car Radiator Replacement costs $232 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$232 to $246
Labor: $98 -$112
Parts: $134
Average Dealer price
$398
Average Shop price
$284
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.07 - $422.76
1997 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.82 - $417.58
2000 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.76 - $417.47
1999 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.79 - $417.52
2001 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.09 - $422.79
1998 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.06 - $422.75
2002 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$243.26Shop/Dealer Price$300.03 - $424.31
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Car Radiator Replacement Service & Cost

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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This review is for Russell - but first it showed Bradley then Chad for name? My car had a starter problem and by calling my mechanic to come over to fix it saved me the trouble of spending money towing it. Russell was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. He fixed my car within a pretty short time. The only thing I'm concerned with is the re manufactured starter Russell got from O'Reilly Auto Parts. By calling O'Reilly, they told me the remanufactured part is whole-life warranty, but since the account is under Russell's name, I just wonder if later on my starter has a problem how would I get another starter without any cost. The company should think about this for the customer.
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Jerel was very professional and made it clear how much he enjoyed doing this sort of work. His thorough analysis and diagnosis (with pictures) gave me the confidence to follow through with his recommended services. He doesn't profit from parts or extra services, so I felt that I could trust him. I'll be saving Jerel as a favorite mechanic.
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.07 - $422.76
1997 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.82 - $417.58
2000 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.76 - $417.47
1999 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.92Shop/Dealer Price$295.79 - $417.52
2001 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.09 - $422.79
1998 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$242.59Shop/Dealer Price$299.06 - $422.75
2002 Saturn SC2L4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$243.26Shop/Dealer Price$300.03 - $424.31
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