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Removing saab radiator 2000 9-3 4cyl 2liter turbo

Is there a trick?. everything is unbolted but there's 2 clips behind the rubber mounts on top of radiator, but I don't know how it's held in there - it will not come out . . do I push it down. or pry it a different way?

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    Peter Miller Nov 01, 2013

    the 2 clips are there to hold the a/c condensor which has to be removed first.. right after you remove the front bumper that has it's bolts under the headlight buckets (that are held on by 4 torx screws)

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Pry it.

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How to install 1994 camry radiator


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- Remove upper and lower radiator hoses, and the reservoir hose from the filler neck

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Change radiator


I pulled my radiator and condensor on my 2002 Impala with 3.8L.
I did a full write-up at:
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2002 Impala LS w/ 3800 V6

Disclaimers:
References to bolt sizes are for the hex head or socket size and not the thread size.
I apologize for any errors or omissions.

Remove the cross braces.
Using a 13mm socket, remove the three bolts from each brace. The braces are located behind each headlight and attached to the fenders.

Remove the radiator over-flow clamp and hose

Remove battery.
It's always a good practice to remove the negative cable. I had to remove the battery later because the radiator wouldn't quite clear. So, while you have the 8mm socket out, take off the positive cable. Grab the 13mm again and remove the battery hold-down, and out with the battery.
Air Deflector
The lower air deflector is held on with five 10mm screws. I took mine off because I was working on the floor and it gave me quite a bit more clearance.

Remove air filter/box
Unplug the sensor in the rubber inlet tube.
Pull the inlet tube off the throttle body.
Unsnap the two clips for the air filter. Remove the filter cover and inlet tube.
Remove the air filter (Does it look OK? Well, at least shake it out a little.)
Remove the two 8mm bolts from the top of the box, and remove the top half of the box and exposing the control module.
Slide the control module out. (I choose to unscrew the two 7mm bolts and remove the ECM, but I don't think you need to.)
Grab the remaining half of the air box and pull it straight up. (There are two plastic pins under the box that are plugged into some rubber grommets in the body.)

Drain the radiator
Remove the radiator cap.
Open the drain plug located on the driver's side of the radiator; facing rewards.
(I chose to pull the lower radiator hose off to drain the radiator.)

Engine Cover
I removed the engine cover in order to have better access to the motor mount bolts..
Unscrew the oil filler cap AND tube from the valve cover.
Pull the engine cover up and forward.
Replace the oil filler tube and cap (to plug the hole).

Motor Mounts
I placed a jack and a piece of wood under the engine oil pan to support the engine before removing the upper motor mounts. (Many people think this is not such a good idea, and recommend using a strap across the top of the engine.)
For maximum clearance, you should remove the entire engine mount.
Using a 13mm socket remove the 4 bolts from each mount at the radiator support.
Use a 15mm(?) socket and wrench to remove the two cross bolts nearest the engine.
Fan Assembly
Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
Remove the spring clip directly above the passenger fan
Remove the two top rubber mounts using a 10mm socket. There is one bolt for each mount.
Using the same 10mm socket, remove the two bolts on the sides, about halfway down the radiator.
Unplug both fans.
Unclip the wire harness for the fans in 3 places. (I hate those things, but try not to break them)
Unclip both transmission lines are from the bottom of the fan assembly.
The hardness part - remove the plastic trim retainer at the bottom of the fan assembly (to radiator), It is straight below the driver's side fan. This retainer can be accessed thru the oval hole of the lower radiator support (uncovered by removing the air deflector).
Two hooks on each side of the radiator are supporting the fan assembly. Lift the assembly up off the hooks and remove.

Radiator
If you have not done so already, you need to drain the radiator.
Unplug the coolant level sensor on the passenger side.
Remove the spring clamps and the upper and lower hoses with pliers or channel locks.
Remove the transmission lines. Twist and slide the plastic covers back from the line fittings. Remove the trans lines. (Watch for the washer-like seals that will fall out). Trans oil will come out. Try not to mix with your coolant.
Remove the radiator.

Installing the Radiator
Important! Remember the rubber upper mounts for the fan assembly? The 10mm bolts were screwed into a couple fold-over nuts that were clipped to the upper rad support. You need to find those nuts now! Mine were loose and one fell inside the rad support and then I managed to drop it between the radiator and the condenser.

Set the radiator in place. The two pins on the bottom of the radiator will fit into the rubber grommets in the lower rad support.
Make sure that the radiator isn't touching the condenser. There should be rubber at all four corners (from the condenser mounts). Use a flashlight and look between the radiator and condensor. I had an issue with the lower driver's side.
Attach the lower radiator hose.
Attach both transmission lines (w/ round seals)
Save the upper radiator hose and coolant overflow for later

Install the other parts in the reverse order of disassembly
Fan assembly
Motor mounts
Engine cover
Air filter box
Air deflector
Battery
Cross braces

Finally...
Attach the upper radiator hose.
Did you plug in the coolant sensor?
Did you attach the coolant overflow hose?
Radiator cap.
Check the transmission fluid level.
And don't forget the coolant...

Good luck!

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I am trying to remove my radiator and place it with a new one? I have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999
Radiator - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

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Fig. 1: Before removing the hood latch, mark it's location on the crossmember with a paint marker or other tool
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION Do not remove the radiator cap or drain with the cooling system hot and under pressure or serious personal injury can occur from hot pressurized coolant.
  1. Place a drain pan under the radiator drain. Open the radiator drain plug and allow the coolant to drain.
  2. Remove the air intake resonator from the air cleaner assembly.
  3. Remove the Coolant Recovery System (CRS) overflow tank filler neck hose.
  4. Disconnect the cooling fan electrical connector located on the left side of the cooling fan module.
  5. Remove the CRS overflow tank mounting screw from the upper radiator crossmember.
  6. Remove the upper radiator-to-crossmember mounting screws.
  7. If equipped, disconnect the engine block heater wiring connector.
  8. Remove the upper radiator crossmember.
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Fig. 4: ... and the upper radiator-to-crossmember bolts, then ...

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Fig. 5: ... unbolt the crossmember ...

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Fig. 6: ... and lift it from the front of the vehicle
  1. Remove the entire air cleaner assembly.
  2. Disconnect and plug the automatic transaxle oil cooler lines from the radiator.
  3. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses from the radiator. Remove the lower radiator hose clip from the cooling fan module.
  4. Remove the A/C condenser mounting fasteners and separate the A/C condenser from the radiator. Be sure the condenser is supported in position.
  5. Remove the A/C filter/drier mounting bracket, 2 mounting bolts to the cooling fan module and 2 mounting nuts to the filter/drier. Remove the mounting bracket.
  6. Carefully lift the radiator out of the engine compartment. Be careful not to damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.
To install:
  1. Be sure the air seals are properly positioned before installation of the radiator. Lower the radiator into position and seat the radiator with the rubber isolators into the mounting holes provided.
  2. Install the A/C filter/drier and mounting bracket onto the cooling fan module. Install the bracket mounting fasteners.
  1. Install the A/C condenser to the radiator.
  2. Unplug and connect the transaxle oil cooler lines to the radiator.
  3. Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses to the radiator.
  4. Connect the CRS overflow tank filler neck hose to the radiator.
  5. Reconnect the cooling fan motor electrical connector.
  6. Install the entire air cleaner assembly.
  7. Install the upper radiator crossmember.
  8. Install the upper radiator mounting screws and torque to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  9. Reconnect the engine block heater electrical connector, if equipped.
  10. Install the CRS overflow tank mounting screw to the upper radiator crossmember. Torque the screw to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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Fig. 11: Unbolt the lower radiator mounting brackets

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Fig. 12: Once all of the components are removed or set aside, the radiator can be removed from the vehicle
  1. Install the air intake resonator.
  2. Refill the cooling system with a 50 / 50 mixture of clean, fresh ethylene glycol antifreeze and water to the proper level.
  3. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine and run until it reaches normal operating temperature, then check the coolant level and the automatic transmission fluid level. Add fluids, if necessary.

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How do you replace a radiator in a dodge shadow 1993


These are the instructions for a 4 cylinder motor.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.

CAUTION Do NOT remove the cylinder block or the radiator draincock with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the hose clamps and hoses from the radiator. Remove the coolant reserve system tank-to-filler neck tube.
  3. Remove the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped.
  4. Remove the fan and fan support assembly by disconnecting the fan motor electrical wiring.
  5. Remove the fan shroud retaining clips, located on the top and bottom of the shroud for most of the vehicles (the Dynasty has them only on the top).
  6. Lift the shroud up and out of the bottom shroud attachment clips separating the shroud from the radiator. Avoid damaging the fan.
  7. Remove the upper radiator mounting screws. Disconnect the engine block heater wire, if so equipped.
  8. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the top front of the radiator, if the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
  9. Lift the radiator free of the engine compartment.
Care should be taken to NOT damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal or installation.
To install:
  1. Slide the radiator down into position behind the radiator support.
  2. Attach the air conditioning condenser to the radiator, if so equipped, with a force of approximately 10 lbs. (44 N) to seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  3. Tighten the radiator mounting screws to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped. Tighten the hose clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  5. Slide the fan shroud, fan and motor down into the clips on the lower radiator flange. Install new shroud retaining clips.
  6. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses (including the coolant reserve hose).
  7. Plug the fan motor electrical connection and attach the negative (-) battery cable.
  8. Fill the cooling system with coolant (refer to Section 1 for more details).
  9. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check the cooling system and automatic transaxle (if equipped) for the correct fluid levels. Also check for coolant leaks.
Here are the instruction for a 6 cylinder engine.
6-Cylinder Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.

CAUTION Do NOT remove the cylinder block or the radiator draincock with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the hose clamps and hoses from the radiator. Remove the coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube.



  1. Remove the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped.
  2. Remove the fan and fan support assembly by disconnecting the fan motor electrical wiring.
  3. Remove the fan shroud retaining clips, located on the top and bottom of the shroud for most of the vehicles (the New Yorker, Dynasty, Fifth Ave., and Imperial have them only on the top).
  4. Lift the shroud up and out of the bottom shroud attachment clips separating the shroud from the radiator. Avoid damaging the fan.
  5. Remove the upper radiator mounting screws. Disconnect the engine block heater wire, if so equipped.
  6. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the top front of the radiator, if the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
  7. Lift the radiator free of the engine compartment.
Care should be taken NOT to damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal or installation.


To install:
  1. Slide the radiator down into position behind the radiator support.
  2. Attach the air conditioning condenser to the radiator, if so equipped, with a force of approximately 10 lbs. (44 N) to seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  3. Tighten the radiator mounting screws to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect the automatic transaxle hoses, if so equipped. Tighten the hose clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  5. Slide the fan shroud, fan and motor down into the clips on the lower radiator flange. Install new shroud retaining clips.
  6. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses (including the coolant reserve hose).
  7. Plug the fan motor electrical connection and attach the negative (-) battery cable.
  8. Fill the cooling system with coolant (refer to Section 1 for more details).
  9. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check the cooling system and automatic transaxle for the correct fluid levels. Also check for coolant leaks.
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Check engine light with P1330. 156,000 miles, regular maintenance and no issues with car's performance


P1330 CVVT Solenoid or is the Camshaft Actuator opening period which is too long.The Camshaft Reset Valve was actually quite easy and quick to replace (well less than 1 hours if one know what their doing). It is located under the Timing Belt cover/camshaft pulley. To gain access, you have to move the black plastic turbo pipes a bit out of the way. This requires removing the two turbo pipe screws closest to the radiator,and one turbo pipe screw mounted at the center of the turbo piping (it screws into a long metal clip on top of the piping). Then remove the hard rubber hose that connects to the turbo pipe closest to the windshield washer reservoir. The rubber tubing is fastened to the turbo pipe by a standard screw-type hose clamp. Pop off that rubber hose with a bit of effort. I would not try to pry it off, because you might break the plastic turbo pipe. Just use your hands and be 'persuasive'.
(If you have a non-turbo 2.9L, then the above two paragraphs don't apply.) There is no need to remove the long black plastic cover that covers the engine horizontally. You only have to remove the two Torx fasteners and two spring clips on the actual Timing Belt cover. Since the turbo piping is now loose, you can move it a bit out of the way to gain access to the two torx fasteners, then pop the spring clips and remove the Timing Belt cover.The Camshaft Reset Valve is at the top left under the Timing Belt cover. It is held in place by 4 bolts and has an electrical connector that also needs to be removed. Try to get the same unit with the same wiring, the new 'improved' unit looks slightly different and any requires cutting off the old connector on the engine harness and splicing in the new unit.

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Replacing radiator 95 Jeep GC


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See Figures 9, 10 and 11
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the radiator valve and drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the fan and shroud assembly.
0900c152800a9917.jpgFig. 9: Radiator and condenser mounting
  1. If equipped, disconnect the automatic transmission cooling line quick-fit connections.
  2. Matchmark the upper radiator crossmember and adjust the crossmember to the left or right.
0900c152800a9918.jpgFig. 10: Radiator upper crossmember assembly
  1. Eight clips are used to retain a rubber seal to the body. Gently pry up the outboard clips (2 per side) until the rubber seal can be removed. Do not remove the seals entirely. Fold back the seal on both sides to access the grille opening reinforcement mounting bolts and remove the bolts.
  2. Remove the grille.
  3. Remove the upper brace bolt from each of the 2 radiator braces.
  4. Remove the crossmember-to-radiator mounting nuts.
  5. Working through the grille opening, remove the lower bracket bolt securing the lower part of the hood latch or hood latch cable from the crossmember.
  6. Lift the crossmember straight up and position it aside.
  7. If equipped with A/C, remove the 2 A/C condenser-to-radiator mounting bolts which also retain the side mounted rubber air seals.
  8. If not equipped with A/C, remove the bolts retaining the side mounted rubber air seals compressed between the radiator and crossmember.
Note the location of the air seals. To prevent overheating, they must be installed in their original position.
  1. Disconnect the coolant reservoir/overflow tank hose from the radiator.
  2. Disconnect the upper hose from the radiator.
  3. Carefully lift the radiator a slight amount and disconnect the lower hose from the radiator.
  4. Lift the radiator up and out of the engine compartment, take care not to scrape the fins or disturb the A/C condenser if equipped.
If equipped with an auxiliary automatic transmission oil cooler, use caution during radiator removal. The oil cooler lines are routed through a rubber air seal on the left side of the radiator. Do not cut or tear this seal.
To install:
0900c152800a9919.jpgFig. 11: Radiator alignment dowels
  1. Lower the radiator into the vehicle. Guide the alignment dowels into the hoses in the rubber air seals and then through the A/C support brackets, if equipped. Continue to guide the radiator through the rubber grommets located in the lower crossmember.
If equipped with A/C, the L-shaped brackets, located on the bottom of the condenser, must be positioned between the bottom of the rubber air seals and top of rubber grommets.
  1. Connect the lower radiator hose to the radiator.
  2. Connect the upper radiator hose to the radiator.
  3. If equipped with A/C, install the bolts condenser-to-radiator mounting bolts.
  4. If not equipped with A/C, install the rubber air seal retaining bolts.
  5. Connect the reservoir/overflow tank hose to the radiator.
  6. If the radiator-to-upper crossmember rubber insulators were removed, install them.
  7. Install the hood latch support bracket-to-lower frame crossmember bolt.
  8. Install the bolts securing the upper radiator crossmember to the body.
  9. Install the radiator-to-upper crossmember nuts.
  10. Install a bolt to each upper radiator brace.
  11. Install the grille.
  12. Position the rubber seal and push down on the clips until seated.
  13. If equipped, connect the transmission cooling lines.
  14. Install the fan shroud with the fan.
  15. Install the fan and shroud.
  16. Rotate the fan blades and ensure they do not interfere with the shroud and at least 1 inch (25mm) of clearance is allowed. Correct as necessary.
  17. Fill the cooling system.

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