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  1. #1
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    Default Replaced radiator and now won't stay running? WTF?

    I replaced the radiator in my 98. Now when I start the car up it starts smooth like normal and then just when you think it is going to settle down into an idle it dies....no sputtering it just dies like I cut the ignition...

  2. #2
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    Default Forgot to mention...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye View Post
    I replaced the radiator in my 98. Now when I start the car up it starts smooth like normal and then just when you think it is going to settle down into an idle it dies....no sputtering it just dies like I cut the ignition...
    After the car dies the battery light and the winter mode up arrow light stay on. I tried jumping the battery as it was getting weak....no change. It starts up like normal then just dies like you turned the ignition off....no rough idle or sputtering

  3. #3
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    I charged the battery overnight and then it didn't want to start. It would just crank. On the 3rd or 4th try it did start idled roughly for a couple seconds then died.

  4. #4
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    I hadn't filled the block with coolant, just put it in the reservoir. DOH! Running fine now. I feel soooooo dumb

  5. #5
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    Haha That is soo good though now because it was an easy fix.

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