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When replacing radiator on Volvo xc90 2004 do you take radiator out of the bottom or do you need to take front of vehicle apart?

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You will need to take it out from the bottom. Support the a/c condenser and remove it with the inter cooler.

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Unfortunately you may not like the answer. The manuals cal for you to take the entire front end apart, including the bumper. I'll tell you, you will have to take the front end almost apart. Start by removing the battery, negative post first as this is necessary to the airbag sensors. Remove the battery and the tray. Next remove the electrical power distribution box and lay it aside. mark and remove the hood latch so you can line it back up on the install. Now there are several bolts to remove across the radiator shroud brace remove them and note the different lenghts so you can return them on re-installation. drain the radiator and remove the hoses top right and bottom left. If you have an automatic transmission you will need a special tool to remove the lines (found at your local parts stores). On the bottom of the vehicle you will need to have removed the protection shroud. once you have the lines and hoses disconnected you will need to remove the headlight assemblies by the bolts and not the adjustment rods. there you will find behind them a plug disconnect for your airbag sensors on the right and the left as well as two bolts on each side remaining in the shroud. remove the shroud by pulling up and to one side or the other while pulling out on the bumper at the top. after this there will be two brackets at the bottom to remove the radiator. The radiator will come out through the bottom of the car. To continue with removing the a/c radiator (condenser coil), using the same style tool for removing the transmission lines, disconnect the lines and remove it as well. Remember though to have the freon properly drained if the system is still charged as the intense pressure can cause injury when taking the lines apart. Installation is the reverse of the dis-assembly.

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I am trying to replace my 1999 S70 radiator. How

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I need to find a guide to replacing the radiator in a 1997 Volvo S90 w/ automatic transmission.

Volvo 1990-1998 Repair Guide
Perform this work only on a cold engine.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Set the heater control to MAX heat.
  3. Remove the expansion tank cap.
  4. Place a suitable drain pan into position. Open the **** on the right-hand side of the engine block. Fit a hose to the **** to collect the coolant. Open the radiator draincock.
  5. Close the drain cocks when the coolant is completely drained.
  6. Remove the cooling fan.
  7. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
  8. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses
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  10. On vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, disconnect the transmission oil cooler lines at the radiator. Plug the lines immediately. Catch the spillage from the radiator in a separate pan.
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  12. Some vehicles are equipped with a temp sensor on the drivers side top of the radiator, if equipped remove the connector.
  13. Remove the radiator retaining bolts and brackets.
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  15. Remove the radiator assembly from the vehicle.
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On 850/C70/S70/V70 models, the radiator comes out the bottom of the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Place the radiator into position and install the retaining bolts.
  2. On automatic transmission vehicles, connect the oil cooler lines.
  3. Install the fan and shroud.
  4. Install the lower and upper radiator hoses.
  5. Connect the expansion tank hose. Make sure that the overflow hose is clear of the fan and is free of any sharp bends.
  6. Fill the cooling system through the expansion tank, with a 50 percent antifreeze, 50 percent water solution.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
  9. Bleed the cooling system.
  10. Check for leaks.
  11. Top up the cooling system, as required.
  12. Replace the cap.
  13. Check and top up the automatic transmission fluid level.

Hope thats help (remember comment and rated this).

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2001 volvo s440 1.9t

Volvo Radiator, Thermostat and Sensors Your cooling system's temperature controls include all coolant temperature sensors, Volvo thermostat, Volvo radiator or expansion tank cap, cooling fan(s) and fan clutch (if equipped). These cooling system parts function primarily independent of the engine but control the engine either through cooling or by sending control signals to your Volvo's electronic systems.
The Volvo thermostat is a spring-loaded valve that opens and closes based on the temperature of the coolant flowing through it. A high temperature reading followed by a drop to normal temperature (or a continuously low temperature) is a common first sign of a sticking Volvo thermostat. However, many other conditions may cause these symptoms, so you need to know how to eliminate each possibility.
The Volvo radiator or expansion tank cap is also a spring-loaded valve reacting to system pressure. It serves to maintain proper system coolant level at predetermined pressures. It must always be replaced with an exact replacement cap with the same pressure setting. Never use other caps except for short-term emergencies!
A belt-driven fan blade for pulling air through the Volvo radiator is usually on the Volvo water pump pulley and should have a fan clutch to control it. The fan clutch allows the fan to turn with the belt at low engine speed and "free-wheel" at higher speeds. A bad fan clutch either doesn't allow the fan to spin at low speed (overheating in traffic) or doesn't allow it to free-wheel at high speed (potential overheating on highway or reduced gas mileage).
An electric fan can be either by itself (usually front-wheel drive) or auxiliary (used with a mechanical fan). Both types are controlled via a temperature sensor - in the Volvo radiator or upper Volvo radiator hose or on the Volvo thermostat or Volvo water pump housing. This sensor is usually an on/off type switch with a fixed temperature setting. (Some vehicles may have 2-3 settings for multi-speed fans.) This sensor is commonly called an "auxilliary fan switch".
Other common temperature sensors are: 1) gauge sender (variable output); 2) warning light sender (on/off type); 3) lambda and/or fuel injection sensor(s) (variable to control fuel injection settings); 4) thermo-time switch (cold start valve control). Your Volvo may have other sensors as well.
Temperature control is critical to both performance and emission control. Unfortunately, this system is the most difficult to troubleshoot without proper equipment and diagrams. It's even more difficult with computers that adjust timing, idle speed, vacuum and fuel delivery automatically to make up for potentially faulty temperature sensor signals.
Maintenance of your cooling system sensors is virtually impossible since there's nothing really to "maintain". Keeping them clean both internally (coolant replacement) and externally (engine cleaning) is the best way to ensure trouble-free driving. Checking and replacing all parts at the factory-recommended time or mileage limits helps as well

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The fronts are not difficult to remove if you have an air wrench + 6 sided socket, and a special star socket (14mm I think). You can find detailed instructions online. Once the front struts are out of the vehicle, you'll need to compress the springs before taking them apart. I did one myself using loaner spring compressors from Advanced Auto. I brought the second one into my local muffler shop because they have an industrial spring compressor. Make sure that you have a ride available to the nearest Volvo Parts dealer because once you get the struts apart, you'll probably need to replace the rubber bearing assembly in the strut that rotates when the wheel turns. There is also a rubber sleve that surrounds the strut to keep dirt out. The metal mount for his corrodes. The struts are a very important part of your steering, so if you do the fronts use care. Also, be aware that you'll probably be purchasing alot more parts than just the piston for the fronts. Suggest that you price it all out before proceeding.

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