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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter Car Radiator Replacement costs $499 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1987 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$828.05Shop/Dealer Price$1025.66 - $1591.83
1988 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$828.05Shop/Dealer Price$1025.60 - $1591.73
1989 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$870.55Shop/Dealer Price$1074.07 - $1644.69
1993 Volkswagen TransporterL5-2.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$763.70Shop/Dealer Price$927.32 - $1358.13
1986 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$828.05Shop/Dealer Price$1027.34 - $1594.77
1992 Volkswagen TransporterL5-2.5LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$947.04Shop/Dealer Price$1158.29 - $1734.70
1990 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$870.55Shop/Dealer Price$1069.34 - $1636.41
1985 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$869.05Shop/Dealer Price$1069.38 - $1637.60
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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.

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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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14 years of experience
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14 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - San Francisco, California
Great experience. Really awesome.

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Bryant
10 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Car starts and then dies - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryan was about 90 minutes late to the appointment, but kept me informed during the wait. The situation was not critical, so I was fine with the delay. When he arrived and started to work I better understood the situation - Bryant does a thorough job and really works to get you a solution. My 77 VW Transporter was starting but not running. Bryant spend the better part of the hour tracking down the "bug" in the works and in the end was able to get the bus back to running condition. He went above and beyond and I would not hesitate to recommend the service and Bryant to a friend or family member.

Peter

41 years of experience
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41 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Loss of power - Tempe, Arizona
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Joseph

23 years of experience
34 reviews
Joseph
23 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Car does not shift from park to drive - Pleasant Hill, California
Joseph was great! He was prompt, courteous, and very helpful. He fixed my issue quickly and even helped answer additional questions that I had about what another mechanic had mentioned about my vehicle. It was evident the other mechanic did not do a thorough evaluation on an inspection so that was very nice of him to help me troubleshoot. I will be looking to use him again in the future.

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