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I have 2 lines side by side and need to know which way they go onto the radiator
If you removed an old radiator and pipes, then fit according to those.
If the old rad and pipes are missing, then first fit the radiator to the vehicle, and then offer up each pipe to the vehicle and see which route is best suited to each pipe, depending on the length and angle of it.
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Use the fitting as a sample, have someone at a garage, or parts place, flare a piece of tubing to it as long as you need to attach rubber line, or did you want to put back like original?
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
first check to see if they are loose then check to see if you have a hole in your lines if they are loose then just thighten them up not really tight just snug them up if you have a hole in your line you can replace it with a new one you can find them at any auto parts store also make sure not to cross thread the lines when you put them back on if you replace them or take them off
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Well they should be a flared line and not leak make sure they are good and tight if they are try using some plumbers tape on the threads.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
The cooling system is pretty much self explanatory hoses go from and to the most obvious places...(you wouldn't try to stretch the lower hose all the way across to the upper hose connection). The trans cooler in the radiator can actually be connected either way. It is non-directional, being a simple coil inside the radiator tank. If you want to install an external trans cooler, that's a bit different...it needs to go on the outflow side of the radiator so it can further cool what the radiator has already cooled down. An easy way to find out which side is the return line, simply take one fitting off the radiator, remove the coil wire so engine dosen't start and "bump" the engine over till trans fluid comes out. if out of radiator nipple you are on the correct side, out of hose, install on other side. Leaking lines can be partially replaced using brass compression fittings made for this. Only use them on straight clean runs, not on heavy rust or bends.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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Remove the pressure cap. Place it aside for the new radiator.
Drain the coolant into a drain pan. The drain valve is located at the bottom of the radiator. Twist it counterclockwise until the fluid starts to drain. Close the valve when the coolant stops draining.
Locate the transmission lines at the bottom of the radiator. Ensure you mark both of the lines so you will know which one goes where. Unscrew these with a line wrench. Plug the line with a towel to prevent the transmission fluid from leaking out.
Unscrew the radiator hoses at the top and bottom of the radiator. The hoses are held on by hose clamps that can be loosened with a flat head screwdriver. Slide the hoses off the radiator with your fingers after the hose clamp is loosened.
Pry the overflow hose off with your fingers. The hose slides over a tube at the neck of the radiator.
Unscrew the mounting bolts at the base of the radiator. There will be one bolt on each side which can be unbolted with a socket wrench.
Unsnap any sensors connected to the radiator. They will have quick connect fittings that can be undone by separating the tabs and pulling apart.
Unscrew the fan shroud with a socket wrench. The fan shroud will slide off the top of the radiator. You can also remove the cooling fan as it is held onto the fan clutch by four small bolts. You will need a socket wrench to remove.
Lift the radiator out from the hood. You may need assistance as the radiator can be heavy and awkward to lift.
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