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Need to replace radiator

Have radiator loose but can't get the right top 'L' shaped clip off of top support. does the a/c condenser have to be removed first? also can't get the wire at bottom left unhooked. any help will be much appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    The top bracket pulls out of the plastic end of the radiator ... took me quite some time to figure this out ... pull the left side first and you'll understand ... just pull up and wiggle it out.



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Same is true of wiring to fan switch just be patient it will come

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How to remove a radiator


Engine is cool!

drain coolant drain cock is at lower driver side .remove air cleaner.remove the electrical conaction.

remove right side diagonal brace remove upper radiator support and rotate reward remove the upper radiator hose remove upper radiator mount remove cooling fan shroud bolts "disconnect outlet hose from the water pump raise the vehicle disconnect outlet hose from the radiator

disconnect oil cooler hoses from top side of the radiator as follows

disengage the plastic cap from the quick connect fitting pull the plastic cap back along the pipe hold one leg of retaining clip

using a small bent screwdriver gently disengage the other end of the retaining clip from the quick content fitting rotate the retaining clip out of the quick connect fitting remove the retaining clip completely

remove the nut which secures the AC discharge hose remove the inlet tube remove radiator and condenser assembly

(Try to remove the radiator and keep the AC condenser In place)

Jul 16, 2014 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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Remove front headlight assembly 2002 toyota highlander


I changed my 2001 Toyota Highlander headlights recently. First, remove the grille. There is one screw in the center which will require a loonng Phillips screwdriver to reach it, down behind the grille, right in the center. Then remove the four plastic clips at the top by prying them up with a small flathead screwdriver. The bottom just pulls forward. Important: Now go to each side of the car, and in front of each fender well, there is one clip that holds the bumper cover on. Pull the top corner of the bumper cover toward you to release the clips, one on each side, at the top corner, along the front of each fender well where the bumper cover meets the fender. The bumper cover can now be loosened along the top without entirely removing it. It just pulls forward. Inspect the underside of the bumper cover for broken clips and replace as necessary. Now remove the two bolts that hold down each headlight at the top. Disconnect the wiring and bulbs and wiggle the old headlights out. Install the new ones and reverse the process. If your AC isn't blowing cold, check the condenser for leaks before you reinstall the grille. A new aftermarket condenser/filter dryer is easy to install by removing the battery and tilting the radiator back to get the condenser out. A replacement only costs $75 and can be swapped out in one half hour with a few metric sockets. Then you will need to recharge the AC system with R-134a, which is easy. Just buy a R-134a kit with hose at Autozone and follow the directions. $50 Replacement fog lights are only $52/pair for aftermarket. You may consider replacing those as well. They have a strange installation with clips and you will need to pry/bop them forward, not remove them from the back. They are aggravating to replace but not technically difficult.

Apr 17, 2013 | 2003 Toyota Highlander

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About how long will it take to replace the radiator?


About 2.5 hours

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  • Tools Required
  • J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers
Removal Procedure

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Caution: Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.


  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove the right and the left engine mount struts. Refer to the following procedures:
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Right
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Left
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Right
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Left
  1. Use J 38185 to remove the inlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  2. Remove the inlet hose from the radiator.
  3. Remove the transmission oil cooler lines from the retainer clip at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.
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  1. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
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  1. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
  2. Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.
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  1. Remove the radiator upper support brackets and bolts that connect to the fan shroud.
  2. Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connector.
  3. Remove the cooling fan motors electrical harness from the fan shroud clips.
  4. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
  5. Remove the bolt from the condenser tube support bracket to the radiator.
  6. Use J 38185to remove the outlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  7. Remove the outlet hose from the radiator.
  8. Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
  9. Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.
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  1. Remove the condenser hold down bracket (1) from the radiator.
  2. Remove the air deflectors from the top of the radiator.
  3. Lift the condenser from the mounting tabs on the radiator (2). Position the condenser aside.
  4. Remove the radiator.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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My radiator in my 94 saturn sl needs to be removed and i need to put the new one in. I need to do it myself beacause money is tight. How do i go about doing it?


1994 Saturn SLx Radiator replacement

Tools Needed:
3/8" ratchet
10mm socket
10mm deep well socket
6" extension


1. Jack up car and support using jack stands.

2. Start by removing the air tube over radiator by pulling off the 2 small plastic clips attached over the radiator. There is also a sensor connected on the bottom right side near the airbox, so don't just yank it off.

3. Remove the airbox using the 10mm socket with 6" extension - there are three 10mm bolts holding it down - two behind the airbox and one in front.

4. Undo the clips holding the wires for the fan and o2 sensor, then disconnect the connector for the fan.

5. Undo the single 10mm bolt holding the fan to the radiator on the drivers side. Lift up on the left hand side and work the fan housing out at an angle. Careful of the A/C lines - don't force it. The wire clips may bind on the A/C lines, I removed the top wire clip and it made it easier to get out.

6. Remove radiator cap and drain radiator. Simply turn the drain plug on the passenger side and let it drain - it took about 10 minutes to fully drain for me.
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7. Undo the two 10mm bolts holding the radiator brackets using the deep well socket.
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8. Drain block - single 10mm bolt under the lower radiator hose / thermostat housing.
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9. Remove upper radiator hose.
10. Remove Lower radiator hose.
10a. If you have an automatic transmission disconnect the cooler lines at this point, using a flare nut wrench. If you cannot get them off, you can remove them at the transmission side, and purchase new ones from the dealer. Plan on these not coming off, if the car is more than 6 or 7 years old.
11. Remove the two 10mm bolts (one on driver side and one on passenger side) holding the AC condenser to the front of the radiator. These can be a pain to get off - lift the radiator and condenser as a unit out of the rubber mounts to give you enough room to get a ratchet in there from the front, under the bumper.
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12. Lift up on the right side of the radiator to let it drain the rest of the way (there will still be a little coolant left after you drained it.)
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13. Install new radiator. You may need to remove the metal clips for the bolts off the old radiator and install them on the new one. Reconnect the two 10mm bolts holding the condenser to the radiator on the same way you took them off - this is a real pain. Reconnect the two 10mm bolts for the upper brackets of the radiator using the 10mm deep well socket.
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14. Re-install the upper radiator mounts.

15. Install lower radiator hose. Now is a good time to replace the hoses. Use hose grease to make it much easier to get them on. It is also a good time to replace the clamps.

16. Install fan - be sure to re-clip the o2 sensor wire and fan wires, otherwise they may get caught in the fan. Re-connect the fan connector.

17. Install new upper radiator hose. Before you install this it is a good time to replace the ECTS if you still have the original plastic tipped one, it's easier to get to.

17a. Auto Transmission - reconnect the cooler lines.

18. Reinstall airbox, air ducts, re-connect the air temperature sensor.

19. Refill radiator. You will need to check the level periodically over the next few days and add as necessary.

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How to remove radiator from my 2000 chrysler 300


Radiator Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect negative cable.
  3. Drain cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator upper crossmember
    • Upper and lower coolant hoses from the radiator
    • Transmission hoses from cooler
    • Engine oil cooler lines (if equipped)
    • Radiator fan electrical connector and fan assembly
    • Condenser mounting screws located at the front of the radiator
    • Transmission cooler line bracket from left side of radiator
  5. Lift condenser upward enough to disengage upper mounting clips. Allow condenser to rest on lower radiator crossmember.
  6. Lifted radiator from engine compartment.
To Install:
  1. Seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators into the mounting holes in radiator lower support.
  2. Attach air conditioning condenser to radiator
    • Torque to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Radiator lower hose
    • Transmission cooler line bracket and transmission hoses
      1. Torque to 28 inch lbs. (3 Nm)
    • Radiator fan and electrical connector
    • Engine oil cooler lines (if equipped)
      1. Torque to 160 inch lbs. (18 Nm)
    • Radiator upper hose
    • Radiator upper support crossmember
    • Negative cable
  4. Fill cooling system with coolant.
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Aug 03, 2010 | 1999 Chrysler 300M

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How to remove and replace radiator on 1998 ford taurus


  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Remove clip retaining constant control relay module and position module aside.
  4. Remove battery tray.
  5. Remove radiator cap.
  6. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  7. Remove radiator splash shield.
  8. Drain engine cooling system.
  9. Remove radiator mounting bracket assembly.
  10. Remove lower radiator hose.
  11. Partially lower vehicle.
  12. Remove upper radiator hose.
  13. Remove radiator overflow hose.
  14. Remove upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts.
  15. Remove upper A/C transmission oil cooler tube clips.
  16. Remove upper transmission oil cooler tube (7C410) using 3-8 inch fuel line disconnect tool 310-041 (T90T-9550-C).
  17. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  18. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube clips.
  19. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube using 3/8 inch fuel line disconnect tool 310-041 (T90T-9550-C).
  20. Remove transmission oil cooler bracket and position transmission oil cooler aside.
  21. Remove lower A/C condenser core bolts and position A/C condenser core (19712) aside.
  22. Remove radiator support bracket.
  23. Remove radiator.

May 07, 2010 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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How do you replace a radiator in a dodge shadow 1993


These are the instructions for a 4 cylinder motor.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.

CAUTION Do NOT remove the cylinder block or the radiator draincock with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the hose clamps and hoses from the radiator. Remove the coolant reserve system tank-to-filler neck tube.
  3. Remove the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped.
  4. Remove the fan and fan support assembly by disconnecting the fan motor electrical wiring.
  5. Remove the fan shroud retaining clips, located on the top and bottom of the shroud for most of the vehicles (the Dynasty has them only on the top).
  6. Lift the shroud up and out of the bottom shroud attachment clips separating the shroud from the radiator. Avoid damaging the fan.
  7. Remove the upper radiator mounting screws. Disconnect the engine block heater wire, if so equipped.
  8. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the top front of the radiator, if the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
  9. Lift the radiator free of the engine compartment.
Care should be taken to NOT damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal or installation.
To install:
  1. Slide the radiator down into position behind the radiator support.
  2. Attach the air conditioning condenser to the radiator, if so equipped, with a force of approximately 10 lbs. (44 N) to seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  3. Tighten the radiator mounting screws to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped. Tighten the hose clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  5. Slide the fan shroud, fan and motor down into the clips on the lower radiator flange. Install new shroud retaining clips.
  6. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses (including the coolant reserve hose).
  7. Plug the fan motor electrical connection and attach the negative (-) battery cable.
  8. Fill the cooling system with coolant (refer to Section 1 for more details).
  9. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check the cooling system and automatic transaxle (if equipped) for the correct fluid levels. Also check for coolant leaks.
Here are the instruction for a 6 cylinder engine.
6-Cylinder Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.

CAUTION Do NOT remove the cylinder block or the radiator draincock with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the hose clamps and hoses from the radiator. Remove the coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube.



  1. Remove the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped.
  2. Remove the fan and fan support assembly by disconnecting the fan motor electrical wiring.
  3. Remove the fan shroud retaining clips, located on the top and bottom of the shroud for most of the vehicles (the New Yorker, Dynasty, Fifth Ave., and Imperial have them only on the top).
  4. Lift the shroud up and out of the bottom shroud attachment clips separating the shroud from the radiator. Avoid damaging the fan.
  5. Remove the upper radiator mounting screws. Disconnect the engine block heater wire, if so equipped.
  6. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the top front of the radiator, if the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
  7. Lift the radiator free of the engine compartment.
Care should be taken NOT to damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal or installation.


To install:
  1. Slide the radiator down into position behind the radiator support.
  2. Attach the air conditioning condenser to the radiator, if so equipped, with a force of approximately 10 lbs. (44 N) to seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  3. Tighten the radiator mounting screws to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped. Tighten the hose clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  5. Slide the fan shroud, fan and motor down into the clips on the lower radiator flange. Install new shroud retaining clips.
  6. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses (including the coolant reserve hose).
  7. Plug the fan motor electrical connection and attach the negative (-) battery cable.
  8. Fill the cooling system with coolant (refer to Section 1 for more details).
  9. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check the cooling system and automatic transaxle for the correct fluid levels. Also check for coolant leaks.
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How to remove a radiator from a ford taurus


Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove battery. Remove battery tray. Remove clip retaining contant control relay module and position module aside. Remove radiator cap. Raise vehicle front end as high as possible. Remove radiator splash shield. Drain radiator. Remove the radiator mounting bracket assembly. Remove lower radiator hose. Partially lower vehicle. Remove upper radiator hose. Remove radiator overflow hose. Remove upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Remove upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Raise vehicle. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Remove transmission oil cooler bracket and position transmission oil cooler aside. Remove lower A/C condenser core bolts and position A/C condenser core aside(be careful not to loosen the AC condenser lines. Remove radiator support bracket. Remove radiator out through the bottom of the vehicle.
Installation
Position radiator. Position radiator support bracket and tighten nuts. Position A/C condenser core and tighten lower A/C condenser core bolts. Position transmission oil cooler tube and install transmission oil cooler tube bracket. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install lower radiator hose. Install radiator mounting bracket assembly. Tighten bolts. Install radiator splash shield. Lower vehicle. Install upper tranmission oil cooler tube. Install upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Tighten bolts. Install radiator overflow hose and tighten clamps securely. Install upper radiator hose. Position constant control relay module and clip securely. Install battery tray. Install battery. Connect battery ground cable. Fill and bleed cooling system. Start engine and inspect for leaks.

Nov 25, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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How do i replace the radiaor? on this 2005 Hyundai do i remove the intake cover, then the cooling fan, the the motor mount? what?


Below are instructions and a diagram for removing the radiator from your Santa Fe. There's nothing involving the motor mounts. Best of luck and please post back with any questions or just to rate the solution. Greg

  1. Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator cap to speed draining.
  2. Remove the inlet hose from the radiator.
  3. Remove the transmission oil cooler lines from the retainer clip at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.
  4. Remove the fan shroud clip from the condenser tubes.
  5. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
  6. Remove the air deflectors from the top of the radiator.
  7. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
  8. Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.
  9. Remove the radiator upper support brackets and bolts that connect to the fan shroud.
  10. Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connectors.
  11. Remove the cooling fan motors electrical harness from the fan shroud clips.
  12. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
  13. Remove the outlet hose from the radiator.
  14. Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
  15. Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.
  16. Remove the condenser hold down bracket from the radiator.
  17. Lift the condenser from the mounting tabs on the radiator and position the condenser aside.
  18. Remove the radiator.
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Aug 11, 2009 | 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Replacing radiator 95 Jeep GC


No it is not difficult to replace a radiator it can be done with basic handtools I would not suggest a used radiator, if at all possible spend a little extra now and buy one with the best warranty (lifetime) available although with a new one you are looking at approx $250 plus coolant. Here is the proper procedure for replacment
Grand Cherokee
See Figures 9, 10 and 11
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the radiator valve and drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the fan and shroud assembly.
0900c152800a9917.jpgFig. 9: Radiator and condenser mounting
  1. If equipped, disconnect the automatic transmission cooling line quick-fit connections.
  2. Matchmark the upper radiator crossmember and adjust the crossmember to the left or right.
0900c152800a9918.jpgFig. 10: Radiator upper crossmember assembly
  1. Eight clips are used to retain a rubber seal to the body. Gently pry up the outboard clips (2 per side) until the rubber seal can be removed. Do not remove the seals entirely. Fold back the seal on both sides to access the grille opening reinforcement mounting bolts and remove the bolts.
  2. Remove the grille.
  3. Remove the upper brace bolt from each of the 2 radiator braces.
  4. Remove the crossmember-to-radiator mounting nuts.
  5. Working through the grille opening, remove the lower bracket bolt securing the lower part of the hood latch or hood latch cable from the crossmember.
  6. Lift the crossmember straight up and position it aside.
  7. If equipped with A/C, remove the 2 A/C condenser-to-radiator mounting bolts which also retain the side mounted rubber air seals.
  8. If not equipped with A/C, remove the bolts retaining the side mounted rubber air seals compressed between the radiator and crossmember.
Note the location of the air seals. To prevent overheating, they must be installed in their original position.
  1. Disconnect the coolant reservoir/overflow tank hose from the radiator.
  2. Disconnect the upper hose from the radiator.
  3. Carefully lift the radiator a slight amount and disconnect the lower hose from the radiator.
  4. Lift the radiator up and out of the engine compartment, take care not to scrape the fins or disturb the A/C condenser if equipped.
If equipped with an auxiliary automatic transmission oil cooler, use caution during radiator removal. The oil cooler lines are routed through a rubber air seal on the left side of the radiator. Do not cut or tear this seal.
To install:
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  1. Lower the radiator into the vehicle. Guide the alignment dowels into the hoses in the rubber air seals and then through the A/C support brackets, if equipped. Continue to guide the radiator through the rubber grommets located in the lower crossmember.
If equipped with A/C, the L-shaped brackets, located on the bottom of the condenser, must be positioned between the bottom of the rubber air seals and top of rubber grommets.
  1. Connect the lower radiator hose to the radiator.
  2. Connect the upper radiator hose to the radiator.
  3. If equipped with A/C, install the bolts condenser-to-radiator mounting bolts.
  4. If not equipped with A/C, install the rubber air seal retaining bolts.
  5. Connect the reservoir/overflow tank hose to the radiator.
  6. If the radiator-to-upper crossmember rubber insulators were removed, install them.
  7. Install the hood latch support bracket-to-lower frame crossmember bolt.
  8. Install the bolts securing the upper radiator crossmember to the body.
  9. Install the radiator-to-upper crossmember nuts.
  10. Install a bolt to each upper radiator brace.
  11. Install the grille.
  12. Position the rubber seal and push down on the clips until seated.
  13. If equipped, connect the transmission cooling lines.
  14. Install the fan shroud with the fan.
  15. Install the fan and shroud.
  16. Rotate the fan blades and ensure they do not interfere with the shroud and at least 1 inch (25mm) of clearance is allowed. Correct as necessary.
  17. Fill the cooling system.

Nov 24, 2008 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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