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I cant find a radiator drain bolt through which I can replace my fluid. Is the removal of lower hose a solution to this?

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The rad drain is located on the bottom of the rad usually facing the motor on one side or the other of the rad.some are pointed straight down to the ground.you can pull the lower rad hose if you can`t find it. it will do the same thing.

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How do I remove my radiator from my 2000 Lincolncontinental


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the engine cooling system.
  3. Remove engine air cleaner.
  4. Remove the upper radiator hose from the water bypass tube.
  5. Remove the upper radiator supports.
  6. Remove the radiator overflow hose from the radiator.

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7.Remove the upper radiator hose and two clips from the fan shroud.
8. Remove the transmission fluid cooler lines from the fluid cooler inlet and outlet fittings.
9. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motor.

NOTE
Support the A/C condenser core and bracket.

10. Remove the nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.


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11. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
12. Remove the radiator air deflector.


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14. Remove the bumper cover pin-type retainers.


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15 .Remove the power steering/transmission fluid cooler and position the cooler aside.
16. Support the fan shroud, radiator and the radiator support.
17. Remove the bolts and the left side radiator support.
18. Remove the bolts and the right side radiator support.
19. Lower and remove the fan shroud, radiator and the radiator support from the vehicle.
20. Remove the upper radiator hose from radiator.
21. Remove the two bolts and the fan shroud from the radiator.
22. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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Replacing thermostat


First drain radiator fluid, then follow the lower radiator hose from the radiator to the engine. At the end of the hose it will lead to a metal thermostat housing. It's held on by 3 bolts. Remove these 3 bolts and pull away thermostat housing with hose. Take notice of the way the thermostat is positioned before removing. Its best to do all this while laying down, looking up.

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How to change the thermostat


Hi, Follow the top rad hose and at the end of that is the thermostat. Undo the two bolts and there it is.
But first you will have to drain some fluid out to make it easier to access. Good luck.

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Where is the thermostat located in the 06 stratus


  • Find the location where the upper radiator hose connects to the intake manifold of the engine by tracing it from the radiator to thermostat intake housing bolted to the intake.
  • 2 Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat intake housing by loosening the band clamp that secures it into place. With the clamp loosened, pull the hose off the housing.
  • 3 Remove the two bolts that secure the housing to the intake manifold and then lift the housing off the intake.
  • 4 Lift the thermostat out of the intake manifold and place the new thermostat into the hole. The end of the thermostat with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the intake manifold.
  • 5 Lift the thermostat intake housing gasket off the intake manifold and place the new one onto the intake manifold.
  • 6 Place the thermostat intake housing onto the intake manifold and bolt it into place. Reconnect the hose using the band clamp.
  • Six-Cylinder Engines
  • 1 Drive the Dodge onto a set of front-end ramps and secure the parking break. Allow adequate time for the radiator fluid to cool down. Thirty minutes is usually adequate.
  • 2 Loosen the petcock on the lower right hand side of the radiator and drain all of the radiator fluid into a drain pan. Close the petcock once drained.
  • 3 Trace the lower radiator hose to the location where the hose connects to the engine block. The metal housing the hose connects to is the lower thermostat outlet. Remove the hose from the outlet by loosening the band clamp and then by pulling the hose off the outlet. Be careful--some fluid will drain from the hose.
  • 4 Remove the two bolts that secure the thermostat outlet to the engine block and pull the thermostat outlet off the block.
  • 5 Discard the O-ring inside the bottom edge of the thermostat outlet and place a new one into the outlet.
  • 6 Pull the thermostat out of the engine block and replace it with a new one. The end with the pin protruding from it sticks out of the engine block.
  • 7 Place the thermostat outlet onto the engine block and secure it into place. Reattach the lower radiator hose with the band clamp.
  • 8 Open the radiator filler cap located on top of the radiator and fill the radiator with the fluid previously drained from the system.


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    Dec 28, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Stratus

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    How do you replace the radiator in a 1997 Ford Escort?


    Check this procedure to REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
    (1.8L and 1.9L Engines)

    CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Place fender covers on the aprons.
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the cooling system.
    4. Remove the right and left-hand front splash shields.
    5. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
    6. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the lower oil cooler line from the radiator. Remove the oil cooler line brackets from the bottom of the radiator.
    7. Lower the vehicle.
    8. If equipped with an automatic transaxle and air conditioning, remove the seal located between the radiator and the fan shroud.
    9. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the upper oil cooler line from the radiator.
    10. If equipped with the 1.8L engine, remove the resonance duct from the radiator mounts.
    11. Unplug the cooling fan motor electrical connector and the cooling fan thermoswitch electrical connector.
    12. If necessary, remove the cooling fan thermoswitch for clearance.
    13. Remove the three fan shroud attaching bolts and remove the shroud assembly by pulling it straight up.
    14. On some 1.9L engines equipped with A/C, remove the upper radiator air deflector from the radiator and set it aside.
    15. Remove the upper radiator hose and the two upper radiator mounts.
    16. If equipped, remove the fluid cooler tube bracket bolts and coolant overflow hose from the radiator.
    17. Remove the radiator from the engine compartment by lifting it straight up.


    2.0L Engine
    (1997 MODELS)
    1. Remove the fan motor, blade and shroud assembly.
    2. Raise the car and support it with safety stands.
    3. Unfasten the left-hand splash shield bolts and remove the shield.
    CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
    1. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
    2. Disconnect the lower radiator hose and if equipped with an automatic transaxle, the lower oil cooler outlet tube.
    3. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, Unfasten the oil cooler tube bracket bolts.
    4. Lower the car and disconnect the upper radiator hose.
    5. Remove the radiator cap and disconnect the radiator overflow hose.
    6. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the upper oil cooler outlet tube.
    7. Unfasten the four radiator bracket bolts and remove the radiator from the engine compartment.
    To install:
    1. Install the radiator and tighten the bracket bolts.
    2. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, connect the upper oil cooler outlet tube.
    3. Install the radiator cap and connect the radiator overflow hose.
    4. Connect the upper radiator hose, then raise the car and support it with safety stands.
    5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, tighten the oil cooler tube bracket bolts.
    6. Connect the lower radiator hose and if equipped with an automatic transaxle, the lower oil cooler outlet tube.
    7. Fill the cooling system with the specified amount and mixture of coolant.
    8. Install the splash shield and tighten the bolts.
    9. Lower the car and install the shroud, blade and fan motor assembly.
    10. Start the car and check for coolant leaks.

    Hope helps (remember to rate this asnwer).

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    Radiator replacement


    Start by removing the shroud over the radiator area. There should be little plastic screws in it holding it on. Then drain the coolant from the old radiator. there should be a drain on the lower passenger side of the radiator facing the rear. looks like a white nut, turn that until fluid runs out. Make sure you have something available to catch the coolant. I used a small rubber hose attached to the end of drain to direct it to container. After all fluid has drained, disconnect the overflow hose running to the plastic bottle on right of radiator. Remove the 3 bolts holding the bottle in place, and remove. You will not have to remove fan and shroud from vehicle if you just remove the four bolts holding the blade itself to the pulley you can then slide them back far enough away from radiator to get it out. That will make things much easier. there are two other hoses that attach to the radiator 1 on upper passanger side and 1 on lower driver side, remove those. Then remove the two transmission cooling lines from the radiator and plug the ends to prevent dirt getting in. Once all hoses and lines are detached from radiator remove the two mounting bolts at top of the radiator where it attaches. Those are the only bolts holding it in. it rest inside grooves at bottom so you just pull up the radiator and you have it removed. Installation is the opposite of removal. Try to get your plastic (degas) bottle as clean as you can if your reusing . If radiator will not drain through plug for whatever reason, removing the lower driver side hose will drain very quickly but be ready for a rush of coolant. I hope this helps you out.

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    Nissan Car 350Z & Maxima 1999-06 Radiator - Removal & Installation

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
    2. Drain the cooling system.
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:
      Negative battery cable Coolant reservoir tank and bracket Upper mounting bracket Upper radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Lower radiator hose Cooling fan and condenser fan Fan motors and shields Radiator

    To install:
    1. Install or connect the following:
      Radiator Fan motors and shields Cooling and condenser fans and torque the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Lower radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Upper radiator hose Upper mounting bracket Coolant reservoir tank and bracket and torque the bolt to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Negative battery cable
    2. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
    3. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
    WARNING Do not remove radiator cap when engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high-pressure engine coolant escaping from radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter of a turn to release built-up pressure. Carefully remove radiator cap by turning it all the way.
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    2. Drain the cooling system.
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:
      Negative battery cable Coolant reservoir tank and bracket Upper mounting bracket Upper radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Lower radiator hose Cooling fan and condenser fan Fan motors and shields Radiator
    To install:
    1. Install or connect the following:
      Radiator Fan motors and shields Cooling and condenser fans and torque the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Lower radiator hose Oil cooler lines, if equipped Upper radiator hose Upper mounting bracket Coolant reservoir tank and bracket and torque the bolt to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm) Negative battery cable

    2. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
    3. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
    WARNING Do not remove radiator cap when engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high-pressure engine coolant escaping from radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter of a turn to release built-up pressure. Carefully remove radiator cap by turning it all the way.
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    Fig. Exploded view of radiator and components
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    2. Drain the cooling system.
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:
      CAUTION Do not damage or scratch the A/C condenser and radiator core while removing.
      CAUTION Because A/C condenser is onto the front-lower portion of radiator, moving to rear direction should be at minimum.
      Negative battery cable Engine cover Air duct and air cleaner case assembly Bracket mounting bolt for anchoring A/C piping Reservoir tank and bracket Upper and lower radiator hoses Radiator cooling fan assembly On A/T models, A/T fluid cooler hoses. Plug hoses to avoid leakage Cover, then two A/C condensing mounting bolts located in the upper part of the radiator Rotate two radiator upper mount brackets 90 degrees in the direction shown in the illustration and remove fce8147.jpg

      Fig. Removing A/C condensing mounting bolts

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      Fig. Rotating radiator upper mount brackets 90 degrees

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      Fig. Removing radiator
    4. Remove the radiator by performing the following:
      CAUTION Lifting A/C condenser should be minimum to prevent a load to A/C piping.
      With lifting and pulling radiator in a rear direction, disassemble lower mount from radiator core support center. Lift A/C condenser up and remove radiator after disengaging the fitting as front-bottom surface After removing radiator, put A/C condenser on radiator core support center to prevent a load to A/C piping, and temporarily fix it with rope or similar means

    To install:
    1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
    2. Check radiator cap for any leaks.
    3. Start and warm up engine. Check for engine coolant leaks and A/T fluid leaks.

    Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

    May 12, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

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    I need to replace my radiator on a 04 Nissan Titan 5.6 2 WD, and I would like a diagram showing how to do it.


    From the 2004 Titan Factory Service Manual, You can get one Promanuals. I hope this helps. It's straight forward procedure.

    1. Drain engine coolant from the radiator.

    2. Remove air cleaner and air duct assembly.

    3. Disconnect A/T fluid cooler hoses.
    (Install blind plug to avoid leakage of A/T fluid)

    4. Disconnect radiator upper and lower hoses from radiator.
    CAUTION:
    Do not allow coolant to contact drive belts.

    5. Remove the lower radiator shroud.
    ( Release the tabs, pull lower radiator shroud rearwards and
    down to remove.)

    6. Remove the radiator shroud upper bolts and remove the radiator
    shroud upper.

    7. Remove the A/C condenser bolts and brackets.
    NOTE:
    Lift A/C condenser up and forward to remove from radiator.

    8. Remove A/T oil cooler bolts and oil cooler from radiator and
    position aside.

    9. Lift up and remove the radiator.
    CAUTION:
    Do not damage or scratch air conditioner condenser and
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    How to replace a radiator in a chrysler concorde 1998 3.2


    drain radiator.. remove upper and lower radiator hoses ,,remove transmission lines..remove bolts from cover on top of radiator.. lift out radiator.

    Dec 06, 2008 | 1998 Chrysler Concorde

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    RADIATOR REPLACEMENT


    • At the time of installation, please refer to the following items.
    • Start the engine, and check for coolant and A/T fluid leaks.
    • Check the A/T fluid level.
    1. Drain engine coolant.
    2. Canada: Disconnect relay block (for daytime running light system) from battery hold-down clamp.
    3. Disconnect upper radiator hose from radiator.
    4. Disconnect lower radiator hose from water inlet pipe.
    5. Disconnect A/T oil cooler hoses from oil cooler pipes.
    6. Disconnect No.1 and No.2 cooling fan connectors.
    7. Disconnect No.1 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) switch wire connector.

    8. Remove radiator and cooling fans assembly.
      1. Remove the 2 bolts and 2 upper supports. Torque: 12.8 Nm (9 ft. lbs.)
      2. Lift out the radiator, and remove the radiator and cooling fans assembly.
      3. Remove the 2 lower supports.
    1. Remove A/T Oil cooler hoses from radiator.
    2. Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
    3. Remove No.1 ECT switch.

    4. Remove No.1 cooling fan from radiator. Remove the 2 bolts and cooling fan. Torque: 5.0 Nm (44 inch lbs.)
    5. Remove No.2 cooling fan from radiator. Remove the 3 bolts and cooling fan. Torque: 5.0 Nm (44 inch lbs.)
    INSTALLATION
    Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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