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Old 03-29-2015, 06:51 PM
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Rad leaking

Hey I just found out my rad is leaking, any quick fixes? Where can I find a cheap radiator for my 95??? Also, my leaf springs are collapsed so I'd like to replace those... But I don't know if I should replace those or do a whole suspension replacement... Any ideas? And prices on anything?

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I was stuck and put an auto zone radiator in my XJ. It was cheap and came with lifetime warranty. It's been in there several years now with no issue.

Make sure it's the radiator and not just a hose end or something else before you commit.

Springs - if money is super tight maybe look in the junk yards. You may even find one with a lift on it. Otherwise - quality new leafs aren't all that expensive and are easy to install. It'll make your YJ feel like new. It all depends on your long term plans.

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I was stuck and put an auto zone radiator in my XJ. It was cheap and came with lifetime warranty. It's been in there several years now with no issue. Make sure it's the radiator and not just a hose end or something else before you commit. Springs - if money is super tight maybe look in the junk yards. You may even find one with a lift on it. Otherwise - quality new leafs aren't all that expensive and are easy to install. It'll make your YJ feel like new. It all depends on your long term plans.
Thank you very much for all the advise! I didn't think of the pick and pull! That's a fantastic thought! And I will for sure look at auto zone then! How's your xj? What size engine you got?
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Note: if you have time and funds there are better choices than the AZ radiator. But it should be cheap and at least if it fails they give you a new one.

Also, do some google searches for alternate donor vehicles for leafs. There may be some junk yard alternates to consider. - I don't know.

You could probably find a decent set of aftermarket leafs in the $300 - $500 range. I'd guess that even lesser quality new would be better than what you have.

My XJ is a 1988 auto with the 4.0. It's on 33's with about 4.5" lift, locked D30/D44. Relatively mild build, but armored up and surprisingly capable. It's like a billy goat in the rocks. My kid drives it locally to college.

My current YJ is a 1991 Sahara. Mostly stock, appears PO put a small lift on it. It's sitting on 31's my other kid drives it to high school.

We had and wheeled a 1992 YJ but sold it a while back (when we started having kids).

I now drive a 2014 JKUR.
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Wow! I'd call you a true jeep enthusiast! And yea I'm really short on funds, ( 6 bucks to my name), and I'm jobless. (I'm in high school tho so dont go thinking I'm a total bum) haha, yea I want something that's cheap and works. I went mudding with my bud on Friday night and some noises are coming from the back, I think it's suspension related which is a good thing cause transmission or engine would suck! I bet you it's probably a rock stuck somewhere stupid so I'm not too worried about it.
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My rad had a few pin hole leaks I couldnt get to to solder up, and it was winter n I diddnt feel like replacing it. Did the old boiler trick and dumped about 4 tablespoons of black pepper in the rad and it hasnt leaked a drop since December. Will replace with a 3 row all aluminum soon. Amazon has a few on there under $300.
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Where are you located? You may be able to find a local radiator pulled to upgrade. I have one I pulled because of an engine conversion but probably not worth shipping to anywhere.
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Where are you located? You may be able to find a local radiator pulled to upgrade. I have one I pulled because of an engine conversion but probably not worth shipping to anywhere.
I'm up In regina canada, I bet your from the states

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