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Hyundai Sonata Radiators

A faulty radiator can cause your Hyundai Sonata’s engine to frequently overheat. Good thing CarParts.com has an excellent selection of heavy-duty radiator replacements at unbeatable prices. We have ready-to-ship radiators for various model years, so you’re sure to find one that fits your application. Choose from universal and direct fit products made by top manufacturers.  Check out our catalog below and order the Hyundai Sonata radiator replacement you need!
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Radiator, 4/6 Cyl. 2.4L/3.3L Engines, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P13191
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$109.99
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Notes : Automatic Transmission (will fit Manual Transmission, transmission coolant line does not need to be plugged)Core Dimensions : 25 x 18.62 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13191Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 253103Q500, 253103R700Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010171, HY3010183Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 25 in.Core Width : 18 2/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : CU13191, 3758, 253103Q500, 253103R700, HY3010171, HY3010183
Radiator, 2.4L/2.7L/3.3L/3.8L Engines, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P2831
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$82.99
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Notes : Automatic Transmission (will fit Manual Transmission, transmission coolant line does not need to be plugged)Core Dimensions : 25 x 18.69 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top left inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 2831Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 253103K190, 253103L290Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010155, HY3010156Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 25 in.Core Width : 18 3/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : 3406, CU2831, 253103K190, 253103L290, HY3010155, HY3010156
Radiator, 2.4L Engine, SE/2.4 Sport/Essential/GL/GLS/Limited/Luxury/Preferred/SEL/Sport/Sport Tech Models, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P13457
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$89.49
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Core Dimensions : 24.5 x 18.13 x 1 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : Without Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1 in. InletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1 in. OutletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13457Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 25310C2000Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010194Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Core Width : 18 1/8 in.Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Thickness : 1 in.Interchange Part Number : 3755, CU13457, 25310C2000, HY3010194Core Height : 24 1/2 in.
Radiator, 4 Cyl. 2.4L Engine, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, Hybrid Models, Without Engine Oil Cooler, Without Transmission Cooler
Part Number: P13249
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$96.28
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Notes : Main UnitCore Dimensions : 18.31 x 18.75 x 0.75 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : Without Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13249Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 253104R000Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010182Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 18 1/4 in.Core Width : 18 3/4 in.Core Thickness : 3/4 in.Interchange Part Number : 3756, CU13249, 253104R000, HY3010182
Radiator, 2.4L/2.5L/2.7L Engines, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P2339
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$80.99
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Notes : Automatic Transmission (will fit Manual Transmission, transmission coolant line does not need to be plugged)Core Dimensions : 15.88 x 28.25 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.44 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.44 in. OutletInlet Location : Top left inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 2339Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 2531038055Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010126Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 15 7/8 in.Core Width : 28 1/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : CU2339, 2531038055, HY3010126
Radiator, 4 Cyl. 2.0L Engine, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, Turbocharged
Part Number: P13189
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$87.99
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Notes : Automatic Transmission (will fit Manual Transmission, transmission coolant line does not need to be plugged)Core Dimensions : 34.5 x 25 x 0.69 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13189Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 253103S750Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010173Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 34 1/2 in.Core Width : 25 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : 3757, CU13189, 253103S750, HY3010173
Radiator, 2.5L Engine, Aluminum Core, Aluminum Tank
Part Number: P13876
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$98.49
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Core Dimensions : 26.57 x 18.62 x 0.63 in. Core SizeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementTank Material : Aluminum TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishProduct Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 25310L0600Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010227Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyInterchange Part Number : 25310L0600, HY3010227
Radiator Kit, 2.4L/3.3L/3.8L Engines, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, includes Coolant Reservoir
Part Number: KIT-120622-95
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$142.49
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Notes : Coolant Reservoir - With Cap; Radiator - Automatic Transmission (will fit Manual Transmission, transmission coolant line does not need to be plugged)Core Dimensions : 25 x 18.69 x 0.63 in. Core SizeEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletComponents : (1) Radiator and (1) Coolant ReservoirRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top left inletProduct Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 254313K000, 253103K190, 253103L290Replaces Partslink Number : HY3014102, HY3010155, HY3010156Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Core Width : 18 3/4 in.Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : 254313K000, HY3014102, 3406, CU2831, 253103K190, 253103L290, HY3010155, HY3010156Core Height : 25 in.
Radiator Kit, 4/6 Cyl. 2.4L/3.3L Engines, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P13191-86-374GROEM-2
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$144.99
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Notes : 2 Gallons Coolant/Antifreeze - Green; Concentrated; Aluminum Compatible; Ethylene Glycol Based. Silicate, Borate, Nitrite and Amine Free; Compatible with other similarly formulated HOAT/OAT coolants; Do not mix with conventional high pH, borate or silicate based CoolantsCore Dimensions : 25 x 18.62 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletComponents : (1) Radiator and (2) Coolant/AntifreezeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13191Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253103Q500, 253103R700Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010171, HY3010183Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 25 in.Core Width : 18 2/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : CU13191, 3758, 253103Q500, 253103R700, HY3010171, HY3010183
Radiator Kit, 2.4L Engine, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank
Part Number: P13457-86-374GROEM-2
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$130.49
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Notes : 2 Gallons Coolant/Antifreeze - Green; Concentrated; Aluminum Compatible; Ethylene Glycol Based. Silicate, Borate, Nitrite and Amine Free; Compatible with other similarly formulated HOAT/OAT coolants; Do not mix with conventional high pH, borate or silicate based CoolantsCore Dimensions : 24.5 x 18.13 x 1 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : Without Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1 in. InletComponents : (1) Radiator and (2) Coolant/AntifreezeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1 in. OutletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13457Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 25310C2000Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010194Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Core Width : 18 1/8 in.Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Thickness : 1 in.Interchange Part Number : 3755, CU13457, 25310C2000, HY3010194Core Height : 24 1/2 in.
Radiator Kit, 2.4L Engine, includes Coolant Reservoir and Cooling Fan Assembly
Part Number: KIT-120622-96
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$236.99
Product Details
Components : (1) Radiator, (1) Cooling Fan Assembly, and (1) Coolant ReservoirRecommended Use : OE ReplacementTank Material : Plastic TankProduct Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253803K210, 254313K000, 253103K190, 253103L290Replaces Partslink Number : HY3117100, HY3014102, HY3010155, HY3010156Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Interchange Part Number : 620726, FA70308, 253803K210, HY3117100, 254313K000, HY3014102, 3406, CU2831, 253103K190, 253103L290, HY3010155, HY3010156Returns Policy : 60-Day Return Policy
Radiator Kit, 3.3L Engine, includes Coolant Reservoir and Cooling Fan Assembly
Part Number: KIT-120622-97
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$231.99
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Components : (1) Radiator, (1) Cooling Fan Assembly, and (1) Coolant ReservoirRecommended Use : OE ReplacementTank Material : Plastic TankProduct Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253803K280, 254313K000, 253103K190, 253103L290Replaces Partslink Number : HY3117101, HY3014102, HY3010155, HY3010156Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Interchange Part Number : 620728, FA70316, 253803K280, HY3117101, 254313K000, HY3014102, 3406, CU2831, 253103K190, 253103L290, HY3010155, HY3010156Returns Policy : 60-Day Return Policy
Radiator, 2.4L/3.3L Eng., Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, includes A/C Condenser
Part Number: KIT-090723-33
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$162.49
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Core Dimensions : 25 x 18.62 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletComponents : (1) A/C Condenser and (1) RadiatorRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13191Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253103Q500, 253103R700, 976063R000, 976063R001Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010171, HY3010183, HY3030143Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 25 in.Core Width : 18 2/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : CU13191, 3758, 253103Q500, 253103R700, HY3010171, HY3010183, 73888, 10670, 976063R000, 976063R001, HY3030143
Radiator Kit, 4 Cyl. 2.0L Engine, Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, Turbocharged
Part Number: P13189-86-374GROEM-2
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$121.49
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Notes : 2 Gallons Coolant/Antifreeze - Green; Concentrated; Aluminum Compatible; Ethylene Glycol Based. Silicate, Borate, Nitrite and Amine Free; Compatible with other similarly formulated HOAT/OAT coolants; Do not mix with conventional high pH, borate or silicate based CoolantsCore Dimensions : 34.5 x 25 x 0.69 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletComponents : (1) Radiator and (2) Coolant/AntifreezeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top right inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 13189Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253103S750Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010173Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 34 1/2 in.Core Width : 25 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : 3757, CU13189, 253103S750, HY3010173
Radiator, 2.4L/2.7L/3.3L Eng., Aluminum Core, Plastic Tank, includes A/C Condenser
Part Number: KIT-090723-32
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$188.99
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Core Dimensions : 25 x 18.69 x 0.63 in. Core SizeAutomatic Transmission Cooler : With Transmission CoolerEngine Oil Cooler : Without Engine Oil CoolerInlet Size : 1.38 in. InletOutlet Location : Bottom left outletComponents : (1) A/C Condenser and (1) RadiatorRecommended Use : OE ReplacementNumberof Rows : 1-Row CoreTank Material : Plastic TankCore Material : Aluminum CoreColor Finish : Factory FinishOutlet Size : 1.38 in. OutletInlet Location : Top left inletReplaces DPI Number : DPI# 2831Product Fit : Direct FitQuantity Sold : KitReplaces OE Number : 253103K190, 253103L290, 976063L180Replaces Partslink Number : HY3010155, HY3010156, HY3030136Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Returns Policy : 60-Day Return PolicyCore Height : 25 in.Core Width : 18 3/4 in.Core Thickness : 5/8 in.Interchange Part Number : 3406, CU2831, 253103K190, 253103L290, HY3010155, HY3010156, 73381, 10493, 976063L180, HY3030136
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A:BEST ANSWERHi Douglas, I'm glad to assist you. Yes, it is. This is a direct OE replacement radiator for the turbocharged Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima models. I hope this helps, and if you're interested in this radiator kit, you can click on the link below for direct ordering to take advantage of our ongoing sale and limited stocks. Happy shopping. https://www.carparts.com/radiator/replacement/p13189-86-374groem-2?can=CPAE1047 Show less
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Common Issues with a Hyundai Sonata Radiator

You wouldn't normally hear Hyundai Sonata owners complain about the car's radiator. It's because the Hyundai Sonata radiator is well-built and capable of providing users with top-notch engine cooling. Despite that, time will eventually catch up with it-the radiator will most likely exhibit problems at some time point. With that said, below are some of its common ills:

Air inside the radiator

Air can accidentally make its way inside your Hyundai Sonata radiator every time you conduct maintenance on it or replenish its supply of antifreeze. And when air does go in, you'll have no choice but to bleed your radiator. As you most probably know, air can restrict the flow of antifreeze within your radiator, which would consequently lead to the constant overheating of your engine.

Leaking radiator hoses

So, your Hyundai Sonata radiator is leaking? Don't be quick to point your finger at the radiator itself though. It's because the radiator itself is most likely not the source of the leaks. In all probability, the leaks are coming from the radiator hoses. You see, despite being durable, the Hyundai Sonata's radiator hoses are exposed to constant wear and tear. And because of that, the hoses will eventually develop cracks wherein the antifreeze could seep through.

The only solution to this problem is to replace the leaking radiator hoses. In fact, it's ideal to replace your Sonata's radiator hoses every eight to ten years even though they aren't cracked or damaged yet. By doing that, you can ensure that your Hyundai Sonata radiator functions in an efficient manner.

Leaking radiator

If your Hyundai Sonata radiator hoses are in good condition, there's only one thing left that you can put the blame on for the leaks-the radiator itself. You wouldn't prefer this over leaking hoses since a leaking radiator is so much more difficult to deal with. Even the mere pinpointing of the exact source of the leaks on the radiator will already give you a tough time.

Some cases of leaky radiators can be fixed by patching. Still, this process isn't that easy-it's best that you seek the help of a professional if you're not a seasoned DIYer. In extreme cases, you'll have no choice but to replace the radiator.

Sure, you probably won't experience a lot of problems with your Hyundai Sonata radiator. It's known to be durable, after all. However, it won't function properly for as long as you expect it to without a bit of effort on your part. With that said, below are some of the ways to take care of your radiator:

Replace cracked hoses

You found a puddle of antifreeze under your Hyundai Sonata radiator? That's a good batch of coolant down the drain. This wouldn't have happened if you only cared to inspect the condition of your radiator hoses. You see, radiator hoses are often subjected to constant wear and tear. And because of that, they'll eventually lose their elasticity and develop cracks.

So from now on, periodically inspect your radiator hoses and replace those that are seemingly in bad shape. Doing so should prevent your antifreeze from being wasted and keep your radiator running smoothly.

Replenish your supply of antifreeze

Over time, the effectiveness of your antifreeze will decline. It's because your antifreeze will eventually gather dirt and debris and get worn out. You shouldn't be surprised since it's continually cycled through your Hyundai Sonata, after all.

Obviously, substandard antifreeze fluid won't do a good job of cooling your engine. One sign that your Hyundai Sonata radiator requires a new bottle of antifreeze is when your engine constantly overheats. With that said, drain your old supply of antifreeze (yes, drain it instead of merely topping off) and replenish it with a fresh batch. Make sure that your mixture of antifreeze and water is in the appropriate ratio for optimal performance.

Regularly check the cap

A lot of people disregard the cap of the Hyundai Sonata radiator, because, well, it's just a cap. However, they couldn't be any more incorrect. After all, the radiator cap plays a vital part in your cooling system-it keeps in the antifreeze and keeps out dirt and debris.

A worn-out radiator cap won't be able to carry out its function properly though. In fact, antifreeze can spill out of your radiator because of it. Therefore, regularly check the condition of your radiator cap. If you need a new cap, get one as soon as you can.