Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for Volvo 242

Volvo 242 Car Radiator Replacement costs $289 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$287 to $305
Labor: $70 -$88
Parts: $217
Average Dealer price
$526 to 535
Average Shop price
$354 to 362
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$304.06Shop/Dealer Price$377.09 - $563.53
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$299.73Shop/Dealer Price$371.75 - $554.99
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$306.73Shop/Dealer Price$380.16 - $564.45
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$299.73Shop/Dealer Price$371.72 - $554.94
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$311.06Shop/Dealer Price$385.56 - $573.09
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$304.06Shop/Dealer Price$377.09 - $563.52
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$305.14Shop/Dealer Price$378.53 - $565.84
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$299.73Shop/Dealer Price$371.75 - $554.98
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All about Car Radiator Replacement

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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