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Replace radiator do you need a mechanic or can i do it myself

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    Paul McGrath May 11, 2010

    Depends on you... are you good with tools? The radiator in the Elantra is not difficult to replace. If you are not mechanically inclined, then perhaps you should pay someone else who is.



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1. Disconnect the radiator fan motor connector. replace radiator - kcob130a.gif 2. Set the temperature control switch to the hot position. ecda063a.gif 3. Loosen the radiator drain plug to drain coolant. 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. 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. 6. Remove the radiator mounting bolts. 7. Remove the radiator and the fan motor together. 8. Remove the fan motor from the radiator. findme(''); findme(''); findme('');

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