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Is ther any thing special I need to know when replacing my rad for my 96 850 Wagon 2.4 liter. I have drained and removed the old rad which had a broken nipple on the intake side. I have drained the coolant and disconnected the oil lines ( I take it, these are for the transmission) When installing new Oem rad are there any tricks or things I need to worry about. IE air pockets in any of the fluids( Coolant or Trany oil)

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Only certain engines need to be purged of the air in there, some engines have a plug on the top for it, some have to be filled on a slant or jacked up, some don't need anything. But you do want to use a premix coolant, 50/50 right out of the jug, or if the old coolant is clean, pour it back in. The tranny oil you don't have to worry about. I would fill it up, keep an eye on the temp gauge and check it every day. If it needs filling, top it off with the same, fill the expansion tank too. If it overheats, then I would check on the purge, It will effect the engine. I can look it up for you, but you can use the google thing too. Hope this helps.

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