Q: Repair on radiator, one month later the radiator had to be replaced

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Hi, thanks for writing in. I had my radiator repaired (I was told the cap was leaking and the system was plugged.) They flushed the system and replaced the cap. When I got my jimmy back in kept smelling hot coolant. I was told (not by a mechanic) that it was just spilled collect burning off.

Yesterday I noticed coolant under the jimmy and took it back to the same shop. They said that a seam had split. They replaced my radiator and charged me 325 dollars.

Is this right? I feel like it had been leaking from the time I got it back and they either missed the second leak or caused it. Yes I do think I should pay for the radiator but I don't feel I should pay for the labor.

Can someone advise me as to what, if any, steps to take?

Thank you, Deb
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

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