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How do I swap out my radiator

I need a step by step on how I change my radiator.

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DISASSEMBLY 1. Disconnect the radiator fan motor connector. How do I swap out my radiator - kcpc006b.gif 2. Set the temperature of the heater control to the hot position. 3. Loosen the radiator drain plug to drain coolant. kddc008b.gif 4. Disconnect the upper and lower hose and overflow tube. 5. For vehicles with automatic transmission, disconnect the oil cooler hoses from the automatic transmission. How do I swap out my radiator - kcpc003e.gifttp://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/kcpc003e.gif" alt="kcpc003e.gif" clHow do I swap out my radiator - caution_icon.gif caution_icon.gif Plug the ends of the oil cooler hoses and the automatic transmission fittings to prevent transmission fluid from spilling out and foreign material from entering. Remove the radiator mounting bolts. kddc014b.gif 7. Remove the radiator together with the fan motor. 8. Remove the fan motor from the radiator.

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STEP 1 Reduce the amount of antifreeze in the radiator,

STEP 2 Disconnect the fitting at the end of the top radiator hose,
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STEP 4. Scrap off gasket and clean both surfaces,check the new thermostat in 180 degrees water to make sure it opens and closes.

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Parts:
1. Thermostat

Tools:
1. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
2. Needle Nose Pliers
3. Screwdriver
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Socket Set
6. Radiator Hook Tool

Steps:
Step 1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Make sure the vehicle has cooled down before inspection.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.


Step 2 Remove the vehicle’s radiator cap and use a radiator pressure tester to check for leaks.

Step 3 Drain out some of the engine coolant in the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing to prevent leaking when replacing the thermostat.

Step 4 If necessary, remove the upper radiator hose.
o Tip: A twisting motion may help to initially break the upper radiator hose loose. You can also use a flathead screwdriver to help pry the hose off. Make sure not to damage the hose.

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Step 6 Remove the thermostat housing.

Step 7 Remove the thermostat.
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Step 8 Clean the mounting surfaces. Install the new thermostat as it was removed and always use a new thermostat gasket.

Step 9 Reinstall thermostat housing and tighten mounting bolts evenly. If applicable, reconnect the upper radiator hose.

Step 10 Refill the cooling system with coolant.

Step 11 Start the vehicle with the radiator cap off and allow the engine to run for several minutes. This allows the air bubbles to escape the cooling system.

Step 12 Reinstall the radiator cap.

Step 13 Run the engine until up to normal operating temperature. Remember to keep an eye on the temperature gauge to prevent overheating.


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Step 4 Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

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Step 11 Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

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Step 13 Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

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DIY Time: 3.5 hours

Parts:
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Tools:
1. Screwdriver
2. Scraper
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
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Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

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Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

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