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Q: Hole in radiator

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There is a hole in the radiator, and coolant is bubbling out and making the car overheat.

A: The radiator would need to be replaced and...

The radiator would need to be replaced and the cooling system tested for any other problems. The leaking radiator is due to age and deterioration of the radiator tanks. I recommend seeking a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come and inspect the coolant leaks and replace the radiator if needed.

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