Radiator hoses usually only need changing if they leak or are very perished. An '05 should have reasonable condition hoses. If they do need changing or you are putting some crazy colored hoses on: 1. Take off your radiator cap.2. You may need to take the fuel tank off in some cases.3. Get a 2 litre container with a large opening or funnel ready to catch your coolant.
4. Undo the coolant drain plug/bolt on the water pump and use the container to catch the flowing coolant, it may squirt a little. 5. Match your new hose to the same section on the bike and make note of the way it is installed. 6. Loosen the hose clamps on the section you are working on and push them back along the hose a little way. 7. Gently twist and pull the hose away from it's connection points, if it's till tight loosen the hose clamp more. 8. Repeat 5,6,7 for any other hoses in the cooling system. 9. Transfer the hose clamps onto your new coolant hoses. 10. Install new hoses in the same position as your original hoses. 11. Make sure the hoses are fully pushed onto the connection plumbing. 12. Tighten hose clamps with a screwdriver, firm but not super tight or the hose clamp could become damaged. 13. Re-install your coolant drain bolt ensuring the copper washer is intact if used. Don't over tighten an alloy thread if applicable. 14. Fill your cooling system with anti boil / anti corrosion coolant, gently rock the bike from side to side to allow air to escape, top up as required. 15. Install your radiator cap. 16. Start the bike and check for coolant leaks or drips. 17. Re-tighten hose clamps if required. 18. Ride the bike around for a short time and check again. 19. Check the coolant level in the radiator, top up if required. 20. Ride Hard! (Always check the coolant level at regular intervals as a lack of coolant can lead to engine failure). General advice only.
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I wouldnt even bother cause of the issues you can have. Simply remove the lower hose and drain it. Also take off the thermostat hose and thermostat. Flush system from the block there. That brass piece in the bleeder on the thermostat neck. So next attach bottom radiator hose. Fill the block with fluid and put in new thermostat and seal. Install the hose and neck. Fill your radiator. Start it up and add as needed. TURN Heat ON! Once its up to operating temperature with cap back on. Also fill your overflow to the line. Bleed out the air afterwords. Total time is 25 minutes. You never said the year but I'm guessing a 2000ish.
Without visually seeing your vehicle, you basically have to drain the radiator at the drain valve (sometimes referred to as the petcock) at the bottom corner of your radiator into a drain pan. Then in no particular order remove both upper and lower radiator hoses. Remove the electric fans if so equipped, (carefully remove all electrical connectors as not to break them in the process) and set it aside. Then remove the transcooler lines top and bottom, carefully removing the retaining clips holding these lines on. Again let these lines drain the fluid into a pan and if possible save this fluid in a clean manner so that it can be put back in the vehicle. Then remove any brackets holding the radiator in place including those attached to the condensor that sit in front of the radiator if it is attached directly to the radiator. Of course their may be other parts attached that must be removed depending on your model, but that is the basics of removing it from the vehicle.Then reverse the process in installing the new radiator, Putting either the anti-freeze/coolant that you drained out back in or replacing it with a fresh fifty-fifty mixture of anti-freeze /coolant. Making sure the transmission fluid is topped off to the proper amount of fluid or if you were able to save the fluid put it back in. Another factor is getting the transcooler lines snapped back in properly as to not have them popping apart going down the road. But the largest most important factor when installing the new radiator is to be extremely careful not to ding or damage the fins of the new radiator because they will leak and you will not be able to repair them unless you are extremely talented at radiator repair. Good luck
Remove the fan and shroud. Put a large (!) drain pan under the radiator and drain it - if you're lucky it'll have a drain petcock near the lower radiator hose. Unscrew the radiator hose clamps and disconnect the upper & lower radiator hoses. Disconnect the transmission cooler lines if they also go into the radiator (some do, some don't)... you'll want a second, small, drain pan to catch the transmission fluid.
Now unbolt the clamps that hold the radiator to the radiator support plate (across the front of the car). Lift the radiator straight up, being sure not to lose the rubber mount isolator pads. Remove it from the car.
Replacement is pretty much the reverse of disassembly - put the new radiator in place CAREFULLY so you don't damage it, put the mounting clamps back on, reconnect the transmission cooler lines and radiator hoses, check the petcock (if the new radiator has one) to be sure it's closed snugly, reattach the fan and shroud.
Now refill the cooling sytem with all NEW antifreeze/coolant and water mix, about 50/50. DO NOT reuse the old antifreeze. Take close note of exactly what brand and type of antifreeze you used, and never NEVER mix any other brand/type of antifreeze with it, only exactly the same brand/type.
After refilling the cooling system, start the car & check the transmission fluid. Top off if necessary.
Hello. Here a non-photo diagram. Hope this helps!!!
The thermostat is located on the side of the water pump, the water pump
is located just above the a/c compressor, the thermostat is fed coolant
from the radiators lower radiator hose.
1. drain coolant and tighten drain plug ( easier method : remove
radiator cap, get big drain pan, place drain pan under lower radiator
hose to radiator connection, remove clamp, slowly remove hose, allow
coolant to drain into pan, now is a good time to remove radiator hose
and clamp from thermostat housing )
2. remove thermostat cover / cap ( easiest to get at this when front of
car is supported by jack stands and right hand side lower cover is
3. thermostat cap is held on by 3 bolts / remove thermostat.
You will notice that the thermostat's air bleed hole is pointing up and lines up with notch in water pump housing,,
ATTENTION :failure to install new thermostat in the correct location will cause engine to overheat.
1. install new thermostat to water pump, make sure air bleed hole lines
up with notch, install and tighten bolts, install a new lower radiator
hose, fill cooling system.
That is a VERY easy radiator. Loosen radiator drain plug and drain coolant from radiator. Disconnect cooling fan connectorsRemove upper and lower radiator hoses after marking them to ease installation. For vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles, disconnect transmission cooler lines at transaxle. Remove air conditioner condenser fixing bolts and radiator bracket fixing nuts. Remove the radiator, radiator cooling fan, air conditioning cooling fan and transmission cooler lines from the vehicle as an assembly. Transfer all necessary parts (fan assemblies, cooler lines, clips, speed nuts, fittings, etc.) to the new radiator.
JUST DRAIN COOLANT LEVEL BELOW THE THERMOSTAT. CATCH COOLANT IN A DRAIN PAN UNDER RADIATOR.THEN REMOVE RADIATOR HOSE FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING ON THE CYLINDER BLOCK.THEN REMOVE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND THERMOSTAT.CLEAN THERMOSTAT HOUSING SURFACE AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEALING SURFACE ON CYLINDER HEAD.INSTALL NEW THERMOSTAT IN PLACE,MAKE SURE THERMOSTAT AIR BLEED HOLE FACING LEFT SIDE UPWARD ON THE ENGINE.SOME THERMOSTAT HAS TOP STAMPED ON IT.MEANING MUST BE FACING UP.WHEN THERMOSTAT IN PLACE.TAKE NEW THERMOSTAT GASKET.PUT SEALER ON BOTH SIDES OF GASKET.THEN.PUT GASKET ON THERMOSTAT HOUSING.THEN PUT HOUSING IN PLACE TORQUE HOUSING BOLTS 16 - 20 FT LBS.WAIT 1 HOUR UNTIL GASKET SEALER CURE.THEN FILL UP COOLANT SYSTEM.BLEED COOLANT SYSTEM AND CHECK FOR LEAKS.
They usually put them in the most out of the way spot, where the coolant will run everywhere but in the drain pan. What I do if I can is siphon the coolant out. Take a piece of 1/4 in. steel or copper line about 3ft. long and a piece of clear plastic line, about 6ft long, that will fit snugly on the metel line. Take radiator cap off and carefully lower the metel line to the bottom of the radiator, now use a vacuum pump, or **** on the plastic line and get a siphon started. By using clear line you can see the coolant coming so you don't get a mouth full. Good luck.
Make sure the engine is cold before you drain the cooling system. First remove the radiator cap. Under the hood on the bottom of the radiator you will find a drain plug. You turn it counter clockwise and drain the coolant into a container. After it has been drained add new coolant using the half and half (half coolant half clean water.) After having added the coolant. Be sure to add the kind of coolant that ,("goes with any color".) Replace the radiator cap.Run the engine to operating temerature then be sure to bleed the cooling system. They have a bleed screw near the thermostat housing . (That's where the hose from the radiator connects to.) Make sure all the air comes out from the bleed valve screw until coolant starts coming out. Tighten the screw and let the engine get cool again. check that there is coolant in the container where it says coolant only near the radiator.
You may not have drain plug but look on the drivers side of radiator at the bottom.If not you will have to take the bottom radiator hose off to drain.Run sme fresh water through it a few times,like three.Put in about 1 1/2 gallons of straight antifreeze,you will already have water in the block.You may have to bleed the air out.Look on top of the thermostat housing for bleed screw,and maby one of the metel heater lines,warm up and opem these just anough till only coolant comes out.If not warm up,cooldown a few times,checking coolant when its cool,may have to cycle a few times.DONT OVERHEAT THIS MOTOR,good luck