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I need to get the radiator removed from the car.I need a really easy directions with pictures too describe removing this from the car.

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Unfortunately pictures and diagrams are not available online.
Please, follow the detailed instructions below:

Disconnect the battery.

Remove the lower splash shields to access radiator if needed.

To start open the plastic drain plug located on radiator lower rear side, and open radiator cap to drain coolant fluid.

Unplug the overflow hose attached to coolant bottle from radiator.
On some model you may need to remove the coolant bottle as well.

Unplug the wires connected to the fan.

Undo the shroud retaining screws and retaining clips.
Remove the fan assembly and shroud , it will come all in one piece.

Unplug upper and lower radiator hose. Depending on model you may need following tool: Ford/GM Fluid Hose Quick Disconnect.

Undo radiator supports held by hand hex nuts and left hand screws.

Pull the radiator toward the engine and lift it up.

Mount new radiator in reverse order.

If you still need illustrated procedure, I suggest purchasing the full service and repair manual available here.

Best regards.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009


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