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Hey Everyone. Got the 'check coolant level' message and discovered that the upper radiator hose had slipped down a little. Pushed back in place and tightened the screw clamp. Hose looked a little worn (pre-owned so no idea when they were replaced). Purchased new hose and when I removed the old one, saw that the neck was broken with broken piece inside the old hose. There is approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch of the neck remaining - break was jagged. Ideally, I would take it somewhere and have the radiator replaced; however, I just don't have the money (estimates are around $1,000) to do that right now (veteran with medical issued that has kept me from working for 6+ months). I've searched the net trying to find a fix other than replacing the radiator but could not find much so just wondering if anyone has rigged something up to work for at least a few months. I live in the San Antonio TX area, drive about 120 miles a week (most of those are to physical therapy 3 times a week). Thanks in advance!
 

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You can source a new radiator for under $100 from rockauto.com, and it's not that difficult to replace one. (If you search online you can find 5% discount codes for rockauto all the time.) A $1000 estimate is like 5-6 hours of labor; no way it takes that long!

I understand your medical issues may preclude you from doing a radiator swap yourself, but maybe you can find someone to help you? A neighbor or family member? Or most metropolitan areas have travelling mechanics that will come to you to do vehicle maintenance. Look on Craigslist or Facebook for local handymen?
 
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