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How much does a radiator cost for a Chevy Cruze?

Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

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The average cost for a Chevrolet Cruze radiator replacement is between $498 and $792. Labor costs are estimated between $233 and $296 while parts are priced between $265 and $496.

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Keeping this in consideration, where is the radiator in Chevy Cruze?

The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the driver side of the vehicle. Notice: This vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure.

Secondly, is coolant and antifreeze the same thing? Antifreeze is commonly used as one of the components of a coolant mixture – coolant is generally a 50-50 split between antifreeze and water. Antifreeze (specifically the ethylene glycol, which is its main ingredient) is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid that circulates around the engine of a vehicle.

Likewise, people ask, can I use water instead of coolant?

Coolant/ Water Mixture, Not Just Water The short answer is that it's a bad idea to pour pure water into your radiator, no matter what your climate conditions are. A proper coolant mixture is essential to the proper operation of your engine's cooling system and to its long life.

What kind of coolant do I need?

For most vehicles, a glycol based antifreeze coolant is the best type of coolant to be used in any vehicle radiator. However, using the glycol based antifreeze alone is usually not a good idea. In most cases, you will need to mix the glycol based antifreeze with a certain amount of water.

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