My 1997 Camry LE 4 with 190K miles has a radiator leak. It is at the
top of the radiator below the part where you add coolant. It's
actually below the seam, although there is also some seepage from other
parts of the seam farther away.
The local car parts store sells a replacement radiator for $140 and I
looked at the Haynes manual to see how easy it is to replace one. It
doesn't look too terribly difficult although I am a bit foggy regarding
the part where it connects to the transmission. Does a hose circulate
coolant through the transmission or does the hose circulate
transmission fluid through a radiator section?
How hard is it to do this job or is it worth it to just have the
mechanic do it? I am hesitant to use Barr's Stop Leak since I have
seen what that stuff look likes and can't see that stuff ever being
cleaned out of the engine cooling passages.