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Replaceing a radiator in a 2004 mazda tribute

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Radiator
Removal & Installation
2002-2004 Ford Escapes should be filled with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant or equivalent (yellow color). Always fill the cooling system with the same coolant that is present in the system. Do not mix coolant types.
NOTE: Do not add/mix orange-colored Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant. Mixing coolants can degrade the coolant’s protection.
NOTE: The addition of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets VC-6 darkens Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids.
CAUTION
Never remove the pressure relief cap under any conditions while the engine is operating. Scalding coolant and steam will cause damage to the cooling system, engine and will result in personal injury. Wait until the engine has cooled. The coolant should be recovered in a clean container for reuse. If the coolant is contaminated, it must be recycled or disposed of correctly. Note that only about 80% of coolant capacity is recovered with the engine in the vehicle. Dirty, rusted or contaminated coolant requires replacement.

To Remove:

  1. With the engine and cooling system cold (ambient temperature), release the pressure in the cooling system by slowly turning the pressure relief cap one half turn counterclockwise. When the pressure is released, remove the pressure relief cap. Drain the cooling system. Both the 2.0L Zetec and 3.0L (4V) engines have drains at the bottom of the radiators.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the lower splash shields.
  4. If equipped with a 2.0L Zetec engine, disconnect the lower radiator hose and the degas bottle return hose.
  5. If equipped with a 3.0L (4V) engine, disconnect the lower radiator hose, the high pressure transmission line (hose) and the degas return hose.
  6. Remove the lower center support bolt.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. If equipped with a 2.0L Zetec engine, disconnect the remaining coolant hose connections.
  9. If equipped with a 3.0L (4V) engine, disconnect the transmission return line and the upper radiator hose and degas supply hose.
  10. On all vehicles, remove the fasteners and position the hood latch out of the way, then unbolt the center support. Remove the top two bolts holding the cooling fan to the radiator.
  11. Remove the upper radiator support brackets and remove the radiator from the vehicle.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Jun 19, 2009

    Radiator

    Removal & Installation

    To Install:


    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal process.

    2. Engine coolant provides freeze protection, boil protection, cooling efficiency and corrosion protection to the engine and cooling components. To obtain these protections, the engine coolant must be maintained at the correct concentration and fluid level in the degas bottle. When adding engine coolant, use a 50.50 mixture of clean, distilled water and engine coolant. To refill, use the following as a guide:


      • Add the correct engine coolant mixture to the degas bottle until the coolant level is between the "COOLANT FILL LEVEL" marks.

      • Select the maximum heater temperature and blower motor speed settings. Position the control to discharge air at vents in the instrument panel.

      • Start the engine and allow to idle. While the engine is idling, feel for hot air at the vents.

    CAUTION
    If the air discharge remains cool and the engine coolant temperature gauge does not move, the engine coolant level in the engine is low and must be filled. Stop the engine, allow to cool and fill the cooling system.




      • Start the engine and allow to idle until normal operating temperature is reached. Hot air should be discharged from the vents. The engine coolant temperature gauge should maintain a stabilized reading in the middle of the NORMAL range and the upper radiator hose should feel hot to the touch.

      • Shut off the engine and allow to cool.

      • Check the engine for coolant leaks.

      • Check the engine coolant level in the degas bottle and fill as necessary.

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