I am trying to replace the radiator and I am having problems seperating the air conditioning (I guess you would call it the ac radiator) from the cooling radiator. I have already taken the two bolts out on the top and bottom but it wont seperate them.
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Re: I have a 2000 chrysler sebring limited edition
What you have and are attempting to do is seperate the A/C condensor from the radiator. They are most usually bolted together. You need to keep looking to find where they have been joined, sometimes the bolt will almost be hidden.
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Remove radiator upper crossmember support. WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE CYLINDER BLOCK PLUG OR THE RADIATOR DRAINCOCK WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove the radiator fans.
Disconnect coolant reserve/recovery hose.
Remove vapor purge solenoid from mounting bracket.
Disconnect upper and lower hoses from the radiator.
Remove the A/C condenser side brackets to radiator attaching screws. Separate the condenser from the radiator by lifting upward to disengage from lower mounts. Allow the condenser to rest in front of radiator.
Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.
Be sure the air seal is in position before radiator is installed. Slide radiator down into position. Seat the radiator with the rubber isolators into the mounting holes provided, with a 10 lbs. force.
Position air conditioning condenser onto the radiator lower mounts and install upper screws. Tighten fasteners to 5 Nm (45 in. lbs.).
Install the radiator upper and lower hoses.
Connect the coolant reserve/recovery hose.
Connect the vapor purge solenoid to the mounting bracket.
IF you have a seperate coil (1 coil only) check for correct voltage for the coil as most start on 12 volts and run on 7 volts and have a resistor in the circuit. Randomj misfire may be the coil breaking down as it gets too hot from the incorrect voltage
the resovoir hold pressure its not uncommon to find them like that .. but before it overheats put your hand on the upper and lower radiator hoses and feel for them to be flowing ... i guess if they are different its a thermostat...not opening after 180 f ...
I just had my coolant flushed and my radiator cooling fan replaced. The car was slightly overheating and would "gargle" in the coolant bowl after I turned the engine off. It turned out to be the radiator was clogged up on one side.
I went full tilt and replaced the radiator, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap and timing belt. I have 85,000 miles on the car and it was about time to do these things anyway. It is running like a new car now.