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Old 09-08-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Sounds like the fan somehow got moved forward into the radiator.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Thank you for all the help, I had it fixed there and my son took the radiator. It has a circle indented in it. A very large circle, like a fan or something. I don't know if that had anything to do with the problem but he will take it to another mechanic for an opinion.
What could the circle be??? Its about a foot all around. It is like an indented perfect circle. What a mystery.
Thanks for letting me know my friend as I was actually going to inquire about this today - you beat me to it.

Sure, that circle is what killed the radiator and it's from the fan, now how that happened is another mystery. Or maybe freakishly a foreign something hung onto the fan while spinning and rubbing against the radiator. But this is the source of noise you were hearing no doubt about it. Good thing it wasn't an engine problem otherwise you'd be "singing" a different tune by now.

I hope that the mechanic (if he wasn't responsible for this damage) checked to see if the fan and supports was in good shape before reinstalling a new radiator.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:47 AM
 
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Thanks for letting me know my friend as I was actually going to inquire about this today - you beat me to it.

Sure, that circle is what killed the radiator and it's from the fan, now how that happened is another mystery. Or maybe freakishly a foreign something hung onto the fan while spinning and rubbing against the radiator. But this is the source of noise you were hearing no doubt about it. Good thing it wasn't an engine problem otherwise you'd be "singing" a different tune by now.

I hope that the mechanic (if he wasn't responsible for this damage) checked to see if the fan and supports was in good shape before reinstalling a new radiator.
Thank you so much!
That is what my sons mechanic said! I am taking it to a mechanic that is close to my house to check to be sure the fan and everything is still ok. To tell you the truth I am afraid to even drive it very far.
Thanks again and thanks a LOT!
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