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Radiator has a hole in the top corner and needs to be replaced. I need to know how to remove the radiator. thank you

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This is not a tough job...if you cannot drain the radiator first...then disconnect or cut off the lower radiator hose...(best to replace both upper and lower hoses with the radiator swap...:) Spray both transmission line connections with PB Blaster before trying to loosen...remove the plastic holdown top of the radiator in order to lift out after all connections may need to size the replacement hoses to be sure no crimping or bends...I highly recommend th anti-freeze labeled "for all makes and models" much better for longevity...the dexcool is not good for gaskets and seals...:( Hope this helps.

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