My girl bought a cavalier and it has this "fluid cooler" built into the return line which basically just loops the pipe in a high wind area under the car. Well its rusted and leaking at the middle of the loop.
Its just a return line so it doesnt have much if any pressure in the system. What I want to do is simply use a dremel to cut out the loop. Let all the fluid drain out. Clean the pipe as best possible of rust and flake, then clean with degreaser.
I then wanna add a RUBBER loop in its place to complete the system, hose clamp on each end.
The car failed safety for this leak among a few other little things, and we are taking it back to the same place.
Is there any reason this fix would fail??
FYI, replacing the entire line is a big job and impossible to get a handle on in tight spots. I just want to get her through this safety before the weekend.
Appreciate any ideas on making it last. I was thinking of just getting a tight fitting rubber hose and a dab of jb weld on each end to seal against any chance of leak passed the worm clamps....